Iran's 2009 Crackdown Resonates With Exiles

NPR | Feb. 1, 2013 10:09 a.m.

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Peter Kenyon

Iran is preparing for June’s presidential election. It’s the first since the controversial 2009 vote sparked massive protests when the government declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner. Thousands of Iranians have since fled the country. NPR’s Peter Kenyon met with a number of exiles in neighboring Turkey. He found memories of the regime’s crackdown still fresh and little optimism for the coming campaign.


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