Iran prepares for new crack down on opposition
Oktober 25, 2010 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar
DUBAI (Najah Mohamed Ali)
As the Iranian government embarks on a saving strategy in preparation for imminent subsidy cuts, police and state security issued secret instructions for the suppression of any upcoming riots in protest.
Relevant ministries and local municipalities received orders to crack down on demonstrations expected to be organized by the Green Movement which supports opposition figures and presidential candidates in the 2009 elections Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.
Civil defense centers are to declare a state of emergency and special crisis-management units are to be created inside them.
Regular security checks are to be carried out in stores and warehouses and the video tapes of their surveillance camera are to be reviewed periodically.
The government also issued instructions that all inflammatory commodities and any incendiary substances are to be rounded up and confiscated.