Posts Tagged ‘dead’
Yesterday’s riots in the city of Urumqi, located in China’s western Xinjiang province, have left at least 156 people dead and over 800 people injured. Xinhua (Chinese State Media) claims there have been over 1434 arrests.
Xinhua further reports the government said: “An initial investigation showed the violence was masterminded by the separatist World Uighur Congress led by Rebiya Kadeer.” Kadeer is considered the Uigher leader and lives in exile in the United States.
Many in Xinjiang have long campaigned to gain independence from China, which is made up of prominently Han Chinese, while Xinjiang is primarily Uigher Muslims.
The CNN article on the topic is here:http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/06/china.uyghur.protest/index.html
Amnesty International says that in the last few days 15 people have been killed in Tehran and 500 people arrested.
There are unconfirmed reports that Saeid Hajarian, a former Khatami adviser who was partially paralyzed by a failed assassination attempt by hardliners in 2000 is arrested.
It is confirmed that the pro-Mousavi demonstration/rally will occur today at 5Pm local time. Everyone is asked to wear black in respect of those fallen and to mourn them.
The pro-Ahmadinejad rally is announced for 3PM local time today, while the pro-Mousavi/pro-Revolution rally will be at 5PM local time in the same location.
There are rumors that Ahmadinejad left the country (to Russia) at the request of Khamenei. This is unconfirmed, but verification is being worked on.
Hospitals around Tehran report that there were many wounded last night. 12 are confirmed dead in tehran. At least one dead in Shiraz.
Reports that live fire was used in other cities around Iran. Unable to confirm.
There are unconfirmed reports that foreign press are being forcibly removed from Tehran. The world can only hope this is not to cover up plans of even more bloodshed in Tehran tomorrow.
There are rumors that Tehran was peaceful in comparision to other cities in Iran yesterday. Let us hope that Tehran does not turn into a larger bloodbath.
There are reports that Isfahan is enveloped in violence and many are feared dead.