Amnesty International: Tehran Organized “Campaign of Intimidation” Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Amnesty International accused Iran of organizing huge campaign of “intimidation” ahead of parliamentary elections in the country on Friday . The organization said in a report published Tuesday that the persecution of dissidents in the Islamic Republic has risen significantly over the past months .

The organization pointed out that it was expected the Iranian authorities to prevent the protest movements as was the case in the wake of the presidential elections in 2009.

Amnesty International calls the past month situation as “The new wave of arrests” that includes lawyers , university students and journalists .

As the reports states , Iran Police is trying hard to ease the condition via controling Internet cafes since last month by installation of surveillance cameras and confirm the identity of their users .

The number of Iranians who are entitled to vote in elections next Friday is 48.2 million people, is forecast to increase chances of candidates belonging to religious and conservative parties against the forces close to the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami .


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