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In this message broadcast on YouTube from Rome, filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf calls upon the Iranian opposition to continue with its fight for democracy. He also calls on the international community to refuse to recognise Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic Republic.

Abroad, online initiatives aiming to support the movement are multiplying. In France, celebrities from political and cultural circles have launched this online petition to request that the Iranian authorities listen to the demands of their citizens.

In Iran, opponents are not giving up and remain mobilised on the Web. On Wednesday they posted a report by the presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi on their Kalemeh site outlining the fraud that seemingly stained the vote.

At the same time, calls for protests and respect of a day of mourning in tribute to the slain victims of the repression have been broadcast on Twitter. But some net users are recommending caution. This female user asks protestors to refrain from provoking the Basiji.


Fear of fresh waves of violence persists in the blogosphere. On this map of Tehran, this blogger has highlighted the embassies poised to accept injured protestors; rumour has it that militia men are now hiding out around hospitals to track down opponents.

Videos showing the imposing deployment of the armed forces in the streets of the country have been posted online by Iranian net users. There is a dissuasive police presence that could lead to a loss of impetus amongst protestors.

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Added: Jun-25-2009 Occurred On: Jun-25-2009
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