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Rabid Iranian MPs want opposition leaders fuelling anti-government protests ‘hanged’


February 16th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Feb 16(ANI): Conservative Iranian parliamentarians have demanded that prominent opposition leaders -Mir Hussein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi- should be prosecuted over the deadly protests in Tehran.According to the New York ... Read more...

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Iranian MPs call for death to opposition leaders


February 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Several Iranian MPs Tuesday said leaders of their country's opposition should be put to death as several protesters took to the streets in the aftermath of demonstrations in ... Read more...

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One protester dies in Iran clashes, opposition leader detained (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) One person was killed and many were wounded in fierce protests in Iran, police said. Lawmakers Tuesday condemned the anti-government demonstrations, while opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was ... Read more...

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Iran’s opposition leader under house arrest


February 15th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was placed under house arrest, according to his official website.The move is seen as an effort to keep him from taking part ... Read more...

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Six-year jail for former Iranian reformist


January 17th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 17 (DPA) Reformist official and former head of Iran's football federation, Mohsen Safaie-Farahani, was sentenced by the revolutionary court to a six-year jail term for his role in post-election unrest, ... Read more...

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Iranian opposition leader’s car hit by gunfire


January 8th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (DPA) The car of one of Iran's opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, was hit by gunfire but the cleric was unharmed, opposition websites reported Friday. Karroubi is believed to have attended ... Read more...

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Police use tear gas to disperse protests in Tehran


December 27th, 2009 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 26 (DPA) There were renewed political protests on Saturday in Tehran and police fired tear gas shells to disperse the crowds, an Iranian opposition website reported. The Jaras website, which is ... Read more...

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Iran’s Ayatollah Montazeri buried in Qom amid protests


December 22nd, 2009 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 22 (DPA) Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri was buried in the religious city of Qom Monday, a day after he died at the age of 87. According to witnesses ... Read more...

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Protesters should not be punished, says Khatami


December 21st, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 20 (DPA) Iranian ex-president Mohammad Khatami said that people should not be punished just for seeking their legitimate rights, the labour news agency ILNA reported Sunday. "One of the most important ... Read more...

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Khamenei warns opposition against undermining establishment


December 13th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (DPA) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday again warned the opposition over its efforts to undermine the ruling Islamic establishment. His warning on state television came after protests in ... Read more...

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More than 100 arrested at Tehran opposition rally


November 7th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 7 (DPA) More than 100 people have been arrested on charges of "disturbing the public order" during a demonstration earlier this week in Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported ... Read more...

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Iran police arrest four journalists at protests


November 6th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 6 (DPA) Iranian security forces arrested four journalists, including one Japanese and two Canadian nationals, during the protests in Tehran this week, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Friday. Thousands of ... Read more...

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Iran bans critical business daily


November 2nd, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 2 (DPA) Iran Monday banned publication of a pro-reform business daily critical of the government's economic policies. "Based on a decision by the media supervisory board, the publication licence of Sarmayeh ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad sues senior religious leader for insulting remark


September 13th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (DPA) The office of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sued a senior religious leader, or Ayatollah, over "insulting remarks" against the president, Fars news agency reported Sunday. An informed source ... Read more...

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Iran’s judicial committee rejects jail rape charges


September 12th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 12 (DPA) A special judicial committee has rejected allegations by the opposition of rape in Iranian jails, Fars news agency reported Saturday. The committee said in a report that Mehdi Karroubi, ... Read more...

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Iran opposition claims 69 killed in election protests


August 11th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 11 (DPA) Iran's political opposition said 69 people were killed in protests over the June 12 presidential election which led to the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a Tehran newspaper ... Read more...

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Iranian police disperse mourners of slain protesters


July 30th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 30 (Xinhua) Iranian Police Thursday dispersed hundreds of mourners planning to commemorate the protesters killed during the country's post-election unrest, Press TV reported. "Iranian police have dispersed hundreds of people planning ... Read more...

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Tehran frees prisoners, but not reformist officials: Report


July 29th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 29 (DPA) No reformist officials were among the 140 prisoners released by Iranian authorities, the Etemad newspaper reported Wednesday. According to official statistics, more than 1,000 people were arrested in protests ... Read more...

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Iran rejects Moussavi’s request for memorial ceremony


July 28th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 28 (DPA) The Iranian government Tuesday once again rejected a request by opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi to hold a memorial ceremony for the victims in recent protest demonstrations, Fars news ... Read more...

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Moussavi seeks permission for mourning ceremony in Iran


July 26th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 26 (DPA) Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi applied at the interior ministry for permission to hold a mourning ceremony for the victims of the recent protest demonstrations, ILNA news agency ... Read more...

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Thousands gather as Rafsanjani seeks ‘open debate’ (Lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 17 (DPA) Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani called Friday for an "open debate" on the recent controversial election which saw President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad retain power as witnesses said "hundreds of ... Read more...

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Violence, detentions cannot solve crisis: Iranian cleric


July 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 11 (DPA) An Iranian opposition cleric Saturday said violence and detentions could not solve the current crisis triggered by alleged fraud in the June 12 presidential election. "You (government) cannot ... Read more...

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Partial recount of vote starts in Iran: Report


June 29th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (Xinhua) Iran started a partial recount of the June 12 presidential election votes Monday, Iran's state-owned satellite TV al-Alam News reported. Iran's Guardian Council, the top legislative body, had agreed ... Read more...

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Iran’s Karroubi cancels planned mourning ceremony


June 25th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran/Hamburg, June 25 (DPA) Mehdi Karroubi, who came third in Iran's disputed presidential elections, cancelled a ceremony planned for Thursday to mourn the deaths of those killed during the protests against alleged ... Read more...

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Iran to recount 10 percent of ballot boxes, says report


June 20th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 20 (Xinhua) Iran's Guardian Council will recount 10 percent of the ballot boxes in last week's disputed presidential election, the state television reported Saturday. "The Guardian Council is ready to recount ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad re-elected Iran’s president, Moussavi cries foul (Roundup)


June 13th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Saturday re-elected by a decisive margin but his main rival Mir-Hossein Moussavi accused him of electoral fraud as his supporters clashed with police ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad re-elected as Iranian president (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (DPA) Incumbent hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected Iranian president after winning about 65 percent of the vote in Friday's election, the interior ministry said Saturday, citing near-complete returns on ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad headed for second term as Iran president (Lead)


June 13th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seemed set for a second term as Iran's president as he took an insurmountable lead in the country's presidential vote, according to preliminary results Saturday. First results ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad leads in Iran election


June 13th, 2009 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (DPA) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was nearing re-election as Iran's president early Saturday, winning 65 percent of the votes counted so far, the Khabar news network reported. With 68 percent of the ... Read more...

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Iran extends voting time in hotly contested election (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2009 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 12 (IANS) Authorities in Iran extended the polling period for the second time Friday as the country witnessed an unprecedented turnout in its closely fought presidential election. To accommodate the huge ... Read more...

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Presidential election in Iran - a referendum on Ahmadinejad


June 11th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 11 (DPA) Friday's presidential elections in Iran are gradually turning into a referendum on incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. According to surveys, the three challengers are more likely to benefit from protest ... Read more...

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For Iran’s students, election choice is between bad, worse


May 20th, 2009 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
By Farshid Motahari Isfahan (Iran), May 20 (DPA) For many Iranian students, the June 12 presidential election is not a choice between good and bad, but bad and worse, with no prospects ... Read more...

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