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14 June 2009 @ 02:58 pm
Got a long email from my cousin in Sanandaj! Family seems to be OK, but obviously very disappointed about how the election turned out. It's been a long-held suspicion that their votes don't matter. Even so, people got their butts out to vote this time, in record numbers... and now they know they don't matter.

Riots seem to be calming now, most of the leaders have been arrested. Still lots of chanting and marching in the streets, though. Land-line phones and electricity seem to be back up in Tehran, but cell phones are still down.

Mousavi has called for a rally tomorrow in Tehran.

No idea what will happen from here.
parowa on June 14th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
glad to hear it. keep us all posted
sageblessing on June 15th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
I keep tweeting back to the Persian Twitter crowd that we Americans have their backs. Well, I and my friends do. Don't know that we can count on our government to do something -- though we SHOULD, imho. Just something beyond a statement by Clinton of "This is bad." Something that isn't so Captain Obvious'ish.

The mullahs need to go.
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Akabane has issuesamethyst_hunter on June 15th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that your relatives are all right.

*sigh* I long for the day that countries are no longer ruled by a warped version of any religion, but by common sense...
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on June 15th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
I have a lot of faith in the Irani people to know how to get things done. Even if it takes a long time. Better to do it slow than than just putting some new ideologues and tyrants into power!