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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Newslinks: February 15

Click to read a very interesting blog post from a blogger in Bahrain.

Messages from Iran via Twitter within the last hour:
BREAKING: The Tehran University is crowded and the guards are rapidly moving toward the univeristy - via GirlFreedom, unknown user in Iran.
Iran confirms arrest of 1500 protesters - via PersianYouth, unknown user in Iran.
Jewish group urges Europe to support Iran protests - via IranAngel, unknown user in Iran.
IRNA (Official Iranian State Media) via Reuters: Iranian government calling for execution of all opposition leaders.
"(Opposition leaders) Mehdi Karroubi and Mirhossein Mousavi are corrupts on earth and should be tried," the official IRNA news agency quoted lawmakers as saying in a statement.The loose term "Corrupt on Earth," a charge which has been leveled at political dissidents in the past, carries the death penalty in the Islamic Iran.
Shadi Hamid, Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center & Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, via Twitter:
Bahrain protesters move to take over central square in the capital; set up tents

Yemen Protests Enter 5th Day: Protests now starting to take a decided anti-American turn.

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