Iran hinders web searches leading up to planned rally, sources say
Iranian opposition leaders want the rally to take place in Tehran's Azadi Square, the site of protests after disputed 2009 presidential elections.
February 12th, 2011
04:42 PM ET

Iran hinders web searches leading up to planned rally, sources say

Iranian authorities have blocked the word "Bahman" - the 11th month of the Persian calendar - from Internet searches within the country, according to an opposition website.

The measure appears to be an effort by Iranian authorities to obstruct access to several websites that are promoting a rally on Monday - the 25th day of Bahman - proposed by Iranian opposition leaders in support of the uprising in Egypt, Saham News reported Saturday.

Two Tehran residents also confirmed the block via e-mail to CNN.

Iranian authorities on Wednesday warned against any attempt by the opposition movement to hold the rally, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.

"We definitely see them as enemies of the revolution and spies, and we will confront them with force," Revolutionary Guard Cmdr. Hossein Hamedani told IRNA.

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  1. cesar

    Let's make a point.
    This will be one of the most important weeks in our history. Iran is going to try to do what Egypt just did, but if they fail, that failure will also spread like cancer through all of the muslims countries even Egypt causing problems and putting possibly the whole country under another dictator who could be even worse. History has shown us time and time again that in situations like this one must be very careful and I doubt that the Egyptian military will let the power go so easily in 6 months after they enjoy the benefits of it. What the United States should be doing is dismantling the nuclear warheads that we help Egypt get so in case of a catastrophe in that country, this WMD don't fall in the hands of other jihadists or unwanted dictators, which will just be another big headache for all of us....

    February 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cput

    Revolutionary Guard Cmdr. Hossein Hamedani – you are a pig. What are you afraid of? Let the people of Iran speak their mind. Freedom for them from your repressive being.

    February 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cput

    Go IRAN Go. The world is behind you.

    February 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @cesar, thanks, you make me sound smarter than I really am. Please capitalize your "c" so people think that you are me and I am you. Thank you.

    February 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    you think fake cesar and fake ruffnutt are buttbuddies?

    February 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @RuffNutt, I'm beginning to think that the cesar of 12:55 is a real person. His handle is Cesar too. Time will tell.

    February 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    well maybe they live in bizzaro world?

    mines defeantly a fake cause he even CAPPED copied my name...

    February 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bush Republicans Destroyed America

    booooooo the Iranian Government are bullies, crooked thugs with an evil, selfish, wicked agenda, power to the people!!

    February 14, 2011 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      I wonder just how did the right-wing thugs in Washington pay you to post that stupid statement. I guess that you'll never tell.

      February 14, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    It goes to show that the right-wing thugs in Washington never give up on Iran as it remains on their calender of conquest.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. India Is A Great Model

    Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, etc., can look up to India as a mdel of what they could become, a vibrant democracy and a great place to do business with.
    However, India had the advantage of Britain having helped them build a democratic infrastructure. And India had not been under the yoke of violent religious fanaticism. Fanatical religions are the single greatest human-made threat to peace in the world.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      If they're doing so good over there,why do so many of their people live in poverty and why are the Maoist Rebels fighting their government? China is a better model.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      @fake ruffnutt no one here wants to here you left wing stupid garbage..

      February 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
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