April 1, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been summoned by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry according to a post on her husband's Facebook page Tuesday. The summons are thought to be in response to a video posted online showing Sotoudeh giving a speech that voices support for what she ...[read more]
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 15, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Iranian lawmakers called Tuesday for opposition leaders to face trial and death after Monday's clash with security forces. Thousands of Iranians protested Monday in solidarity with Egypt's revolt against ousted president Hosni Mubarak. Pro-government legislators demanded opposition leaders Mir- ...[read more]
January 2, 2011
by Erin Bock
Iranian chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi delivered a speech at Tehran University on Friday indicating that he would prosecute opposition leaders for political unrest that took place after the country's 2009 presidential election. Dolatabadi threatened to prosecute former presidential ...[read more]
October 19, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The Iranian Culture Ministry announced Monday that it will shut down media outlets that publish reports on opposition leaders. The government warned media outlets against reports on opposition leaders, marking the government's first public acknowledgment of such censorship. There has been no ...[read more]
August 27, 2010
by Matt Glenn
An Iranian court has sentenced Qorban Behzadiannejad, the campaign manager for opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi during the 2009 election, to five years in prison, opposition website Kaleme reported Friday. The report does not identify the charges against Behzadiannejad. The former campaign ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi on Tuesday called for the prosecution of those who committed fraud during the 2009 presidential election and vowed to continue leading the resistance movement against incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The statement was posted on Mousavi's ...[read more]
March 19, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Iranian authorites jailed a reform movement leader after an appeals court upheld a one-year-sentence for spreading propaganda against the Islamic republic, according to an opposition website Friday. Hossein Marashi was a leading supporter of Mir Hossein Mousavi who opposed President Mahmoud ...[read more]
February 8, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Former Iranian deputy foreign minister Mohsen Aminzadeh has been sentenced to six years in prison for his participation in protesting last year's contested Iranian presidential election, state-run Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported Monday. Aminzadeh was a leading member of the ...[read more]

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