February 20, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 20, 2011, Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi posted an open letter to the Supreme Judicial System of Iran calling for his trial to be held in a public forum to ensure a fair proceeding. Karroubi's was unable to deliver the letter himself, as he was placed under house arrest by ...[read more]
March 1, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Iranian opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi and their wives were arrested and jailed in Heshamatiyeh prison on Monday, according to Mousavi's website Kaleme. Judicial authorities denied the arrest, stating that both Mousavi and Karroubi were only under house arrest. ...[read more]
February 20, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi called Sunday for his own trial to be set up in a public court. In an open letter to the head of the Supreme Judicial System of Iran, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, posted on his website Saham News, Karroubi asked for a public forum in order to ensure a fair tr... ...[read more]
February 10, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi has been placed under house arrest, according to his website Saham News. On Thursday morning, security forces reportedly took control of the area outside of Karroubi's residence and have barred all family members, except his wife, from entering. The report... ...[read more]
March 1, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
The official Iranian press supervisory body on Monday banned reformist daily newspaper Etemaad and moderate weekly magazine Iran Dokht. Etemad is known as one of the few reformist newspapers that continued publishing after the June presidential election. Iran Dokht has ties to defeated opposition... ...[read more]
January 11, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
Iran's Prosecutor-General Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei on Monday called for sedition trials against leaders of protests following last June's contested presidential election. In a statement to Tehran prosecutors, Ejei said that he supported calls by religious and civil authorities to try ...[read more]
September 13, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
A panel of Iranian judiciary members has dismissed claims made by pro-reform presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi that detainees arrested following the disputed June 12 presidential election were sexually assaulted, according to a state media report Saturday. The panel, made up of Iranian ...[read more]
August 28, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Friday for the prosecution of opposition leaders who allegedly conspired to orchestrate widespread protests after the country's disputed June 12 presidential election. Ahmadinejad spoke in front of thousands before Friday prayers in Tehran, calling ...[read more]
July 7, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Iranian opposition leaders called Tuesday for the release of persons detained for their alleged involvement in protests following last month's disputed presidential election. The request was brought jointly by candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi and former president Mohammad ...[read more]
July 2, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The Iranian government on Wednesday prevented the publishing of the opposition Etemad-e-Melli newspaper in its latest move to quash anti-government reporting in the country. International journalists in the country have also been ordered to stay indoors. The newspaper was linked to opposition ...[read more]

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