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Exclusive eyewitness report from Iran: “Protesters are terrified”

Iranian public television claims that 12 protesters have been killed since the beginning of the post-electoral crisis. This number is impossible to verify independently because foreign journalists are barred from covering the event. Defying censorship, one of our Observers in Teheran managed to send us an exclusive video testimony on the effects of police repression on the opposition movement. Read more...

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Iranian public television claims that 12 protesters have been killed since the beginning of the post-electoral crisis. This number is impossible to verify independently because foreign journalists are barred from covering anti-government demonstrations (read the Reporters without Borders report here). Defying censorship, one of our Observers in Teheran managed to send us an exclusive video testimony on the effects of police repression on the opposition movement.

A protester gets shot on Saturday

This video was published on the site ghthirdeye. We were not able to fully verify its content. FRANCE 24 contacted one of the people responsible for the site, "Mohammad". He claims to be in Teheran and form part of a small group of "friends" who publish videos of the protests on their blog. Often, they publish videos taken from Youtube, but Mohammad says that they shot this video themselves at a protest. He added that he has the technical capacity to send his video files at a high enough speed on servers based outside the country, despite the Internet slowdown imposed by Iranian authorities. We showed this video to several of our Observers in Iran, who confirm it may have been filmed Saturday in Teheran - the scene matches the small, dispersed type of protest that took place in the city that day. If you have any additional information on this video, please contact our team by adding a comment or signing up as an Observer.

"We’ve been terrified since the police began opening fire on protesters"

"Nazli", 25, is a student in Teheran. She has been participating in protests since the beginning of the crisis, 13 days ago.