BBC-acquired video of attack at Tehran University widely cited by bloggers.

Posted: 26 Feb 2010

"Last night the BBC Persian service broadcast for the first time a very disturbing video of the attack by the Basij militia and riot police on Tehran University's campus just two days after the stolen election last June. ... Surprisingly, the video shown on the BBC is not amateur footage but leaked from the police archive (how it came into the BBC's possession is unknown but may make an interesting story in itself)." Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Comment is Free, The Guardian, 23 February 2010. See also: Huffington Post, 23 February 2010. -- Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish, The Atlantic, 23 February 2010. -- Babylon & Beyond, Los Angeles Times, 24 February 2010. VOA Persian News Network has the video, too.
     "Iran trumpeted a significant security success today with the capture of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of Jundullah, a Sunni insurgent group accused by Tehran of mounting terrorist attacks with the support of the US, Britain and Pakistan. ... [Iran's intelligence minister, Heydar] Moslehi also blamed the BBC and the Voice of America for covering Rigi's 'achievements'." Ian Black, The Guardian, 23 February 2010.

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