As the ruling mullahs continue their crackdown on Iran's "green revolution," opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi vows not to withdraw his challenge to Iran's election results.
Protesters are charging fraud after a suspicious election count handed a sweeping election victory to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The regime responded with brute force, killing at least 17 people in the streets, banning coverage of the protests and threatening opposition leaders.
Hormoz Shariat, president of Antioch International Ministries, emigrated from Iran as a teen and says he keeps in touch with people inside the country. Click play for his comments on what's been happening to the Iranian people.
The mullahs have also launched a war of words against the U.S. and britain, claiming the opposition is a tool of zionists.
Women have played a prominent role in the protests, led by Neda Sultani, a non-political bystander whose murder has made her a global icon of the regime's opposition.
Meanwhile, Iranians living in western countries wait and worry about family members facing tough conditions in post-election iran.
"Half of my family lives there, mainly in Tehran and Rasht, and they are prisoners in their own homes after 4:00 p.m.," said Iranian-American activist Laila Kuperman
As the noose tightens around the government's opponents in Tehran, they will face a hard choice: pursue the fight for freedom or submit to the show of force from their Islamic leaders.