Iran: Top clerics were accused of corruption

Several Iranian bloggers including Rso reported [fa] that Abbas Palizdar, a judicial investigator accused senior ayatollahs and officials of corruption. It happened for the first time in Islamic Republic history.

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  • […] Isaac introduces Hamid Tehrani, the Persian Language Editor for Global Voices and a frequent commentator on the Iranian blogosphere. Tehrani examines the myths and realities of the impact of social media tools on the recent post-election Iranian protests. He believes that the Iranian protests proved the power of citizen media, with many people risking their lives to post videos and messages to the internet, but that the use of these tools was often misunderstood by the mainstream media. As early as 2006 Iranians were using blogs to coordinate and publicize protests. YouTube videos stirred major protests over a sexual harassment scandal at Zanjan University and corruption charges against senior ayatollahs. […]

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