By: Jabbar Fazeli, MD
It looks like Ayatollah Khamenei has decided to violate the regime's prohibition on Facebook as evident by his joining Facebook on 12/13/2012. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ayatullah-Khamenei/339249472755055?ref=ts&fref=ts
As depicted in the image above (from a government parade), and as evident by the numerous "Facebook" arrests, the Islamic Republic has branded Facebook as a threat to the social and political stability of Iran.
Facebook can not be accessed in Iran without a software to bypass the state filter. It is ironic that Khamenei is doing what many Iranians are going to prison for; perhaps now he would consider releasing the "Facebook" political prisoners.
It remains to be seen if the site will allow critical comments. I intend to test it by posting a a comment today. Wish me luck!
Photo source: Facebook, unknown