Mohammad Asgari, head of Iranian voting IT security, said to be dead in suspicious car crash after leaking true election results

Updated as of Thursday night

According to The Guardian:

The man who leaked the real election results from the Interior Ministry - the ones showing Ahmadinejad coming third - was killed in a suspicious car accident, according to unconfirmed reports, writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.

Mohammad Asgari, who was responsible for the security of the IT network in Iran's interior ministry, was killed yesterday in Tehran.

Asgari had reportedly leaked results that showed the elections were rigged by government use of new software to alter the votes from the provinces.

Asgari was said to have leaked information that showed Mousavi had won almost 19 million votes, and should therefore be president.

We will try to get more details later

However, I can't find more details of the supposed leak or of Asgari's death, even though the story has been picked up around the Web.

Edit: Robert Fisk of The Independent now corroborates that what Asgari supposedly revealed is indeed being widely circulated in Iran.


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