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Security Forces Geared Up for Muted Iranian Electioni
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June 13, 2013 12:44 PM
As Iranians go to the polls Friday to select the country's next president, human rights activists say the regime and its security forces are likely to try to stifle dissent. From the selection of candidates to curbs on journalists, activists say the government is determined to have an election devoid of protest and controversy. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more.

Security Forces Geared Up for Muted Iranian Election

Published June 13, 2013

As Iranians go to the polls Friday to select the country's next president, human rights activists say the regime and its security forces are likely to try to stifle dissent. From the selection of candidates to curbs on journalists, activists say the government is determined to have an election devoid of protest and controversy. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more.


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