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Former Revolutionary Guard officers reveal tensions in Iran regime

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on June 12, 2010

Guardian: Former elite officers reveal tensions in Iran regime.
Men describe measures taken to crush popular protests that erupted in the wake of last year’s presidential elections.
A remarkable series of interviews with former members of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard today offer a rare insight into one of the world’s most oppressive regimes.
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The four men, who have fled Iran and are in hiding in Turkey and Thailand, speak out in a documentary produced by Guardian Films and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

In testimony provided by the men, at least one of whom was part of last year’s crackdown on opposition to the Iranian regime, the film reveals:

• Deep divisions within the Revolutionary Guard, the powerful military organisation at the heart of the Iranian state, which have widened since last year’s repression of the so-called green opposition.

• Firsthand accounts of the measures taken to crush the popular protests that erupted in the wake of last June’s presidential elections. The men interviewed describe the widespread use of rape and torture by the regime.

• A ruling elite so unsettled by the uprising that it had a plane on standby ready to fly the president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, to Syria at a moment’s notice.

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