We obviously can’t expect anyone decent to win today’s Iranian election. If there had been any doubt, the 2009 election proved that that wasn’t allowed. But we shouldn’t expect anyone decent to make a good showing either. The regime is making sure of that:
Iran’s feared Revolutionary Guards have set up a network of secret prisons after the leadership issued a set of orders to prepare for a security crisis in the aftermath of Friday’s presidential election.
The security preparations have been put in place as it emerged that the most moderate candidate in the field of seven candidates to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was attracting a wave of support.
Western diplomatic sources told The Daily Telegraph that the intelligence division of the Revolutionary Guards had established a new network of secret detention facilities in residential areas. The Revolutionary Guards, which report directly to the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is using the prisons to hold anti-government activists to prevent them from participating in tomorrow’s presidential election contest.