Green Brief #98 By Codeman177 – http:/twitter.com/codeman177 Since Niteowl has started posting on his own blog, I have asked if I could begin publishing the Green Brief so that everyone on wwp would once again have a summary of the day’s news from Iran. I, like Niteowl, have gotten all of my information from reliable tweets and am not reporting any information that I could not confirm. June 10, 2010 Protests/General news 1. A factory, which began producing figurines of protestors that have died since last year, has been shut down. Meanwhile the head of the department of industry and mines claims that the factory has not been closed. Some have said the factory was closed because the forty female works were not wearing head coverings and were mixed with male employees. 2. The battle between Larijani and Ahmadinejad continues. Larijani has stated, “If legislative and judiciary branches become subordinated to executive branch, it might accelerate the process of following [the President's] plans. But it would lead to dictatorship.” Larijani continued to say that the government can not interfere with the legislative branch and the laws it passes. 3. The government is continuing to pressure families of those murdered to accept payment; instead of having investigations carried out. They are also asking families not to hold memorial services. 4. Saeed Torabian, the spokesman for Tehran bus workers, has been assaulted at home and taken away by security forces. 5. Reuters has made a poor article about pre-June 12th analysis. Iran's reformers discouraged a year after vote | Reuters 6. Haven’t they realized that people’s ideals for reform are more dangerous that Saddam could have ever been? The head of the Revolutionary Guard, General Mohammad Ali Jafari has pronounced, “Although last year’s sedition did not last more than around eight months, it was much more dangerous than the imposed war which Saddam began against us through the support of the international community.” 7. The biggest news coming out of Iran today is the Mousavi and Karroubi have withdrawn their request to march on June 12th. They have view the threat to people’s safety to great to march without a permit. They continued to say, ”In the great nation of Iran, it is not possible to block people on the way they have chosen and their creative role in making this path will appear….It is simplistic to think you can suppress the opposition with lies, threats, and humiliation.” As I am now coming back and doing the brief I need translators once again. I want to get the brief to as many people as possible. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to translate.