LET IRAN SPEAK - Poll Update

This is a quick update on the status of our effort to hold a poll in Iran to discover the truth of how Iranians voted in the election. Our reassurances from experts that such a poll could be done accurately were put in question by the sharp deterioration in the security and political situation after the election. The atmosphere of fear and intimidation has meant that we can no longer have the confidence necessary in the accuracy of results to responsibly conduct the poll.

We are still trying but regretfully feel that we must offer everyone who has donated for this effort a refund of their donation. You can email donations@avaaz.org to request a refund if you donated. Another email is being sent to all donors with a link to a refund request form.

In the interim we have launched another effort to support Iranian voices and freedom of expression - funding technical support to allow Iranians to bypass regime controls and freely access the internet. Any poll donations not refunded will help to support the Iranian internet access project.

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