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  3/8/2013, Adar 26, 5773

Iran’s Supreme Leader Tightens Grip on Next Elections


Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has begun to tighten his grip on the process leading up to Iran’s upcoming presidential elections in June.

A campaign of arrests, beatings, public lashings and executions has followed a clear warning to Iranians not to contemplate another uprising similar to that which tried to land reformist Green Movement candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi  as president in 2009.