Saturday, August 8

Iran: Empire of Empty Chairs (4#) -

Even Conservatives in Iran have begun criticizing the publicly recited confessions of prominent figures claiming - after solitary confinement, emotional blackmail and, possibly, some sort of torture - they orchestrated a "Green Velvet Plot."

# The one that got away:
Mousavi aide Abolfazl Fateh defied
a travel ban and left Iran for the UK.

# A young Blogger describes how he made a
hair-raising escape from Iran on the back
of a fast-moving Honda 125 motorbike.