Jan 2010

Detained Mousavi aide accused of espionage

Iran Ministry of Intelligence accused a senior aide of disputing candidate of the presidential elections, MirHosein Mousavi, of “espionage."

Rafsanjani accused of conspiring against Supreme Leader

Hardline member of Iran's Guardian Council, Gholamhosein Elham, accused the moderate cleric Hashemi Rafsanjani of trying to “cut off” Ayatollah Khamenei form leadership, and the former President Mohammad Khatami of trying to "cross over the Islamic system.”

Ahmadinejad lashes out at judiciary's move against his government

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke out against what he called the “spirit of dictatorship” in the country’s judiciary after his chosen head of IRNA State news Agency was prosecuted and sentenced to imprisonment.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani warns of hardliner "conspiracy"

Akabar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council announced today that from the latest comments of Ayatollah Yazdi and other information given to him, he detects a “conspiracy” afoot.

Opposition leader reaffirms stance on election fraud

Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi condemned the Islamic Republic’s government for its violent treatment of post-election protesters and once more emphasized his stance regarding the alleged fraud in the June elections.

Iran Ministry announces victory in "soft war"

Iran Ministry of Intelligence announced they will soon publish “elating news” regarding the victory of the Islamic Republic in the “soft war” against Iran.

Iran hardliner claims elections "healthy and legal"

Iranian hardline cleric, Ahmad Janati announced that Iran’s June presidential elections were the “healthiest” elections and the allegations of fraud in it were “absurd and stupid” claims.

Iran summons Swiss Ambassador

Iran summoned the Swiss Ambassador in Tehran as the representative of US interests in Iran and called for the extradition of the “Tondar terrorist group” members from America.

Opposition leader recognizes Ahmadinejad as president

Mehdi Karroubi, Iranian opposition leader announced today that despite his dispute against the elections, he recognizes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as “head of the regime’s government.”

Iranian hardliner claims Rafsanjani insulted the Supreme Leader

The internal disputes within the Islamic Republic continues as Iranian Hardliner, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, claimed the Chairman of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Rafsanjani has "insulted" the Supreme Leader.

Call for indepndent probe into assassination of Iranian professor

Over 100 academics from universities all across the world have condemned the assassination of physics lecturer, Massoud Ali-Mohammadi in Tehran and called for an independent investigation into his death.

Iran Head of Judiciary condemned divisive movements

Iran’s Head of Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani spoke out against targeting of Shiite clerics and Islamic Republic officials and urged the Ministry of Culture to tighten supervision over the media.

Ahmadinejad promises upgraded nuclear fuel and reduction of inflation

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad informed the parliament that he will soon have “joyous” news regarding the production of 20 percent enriched uranium and also claimed his government will reduce the inflation rate down to less than five percent in the next two years.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani defends his "silence"

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, announced today that in view of the unfavourable situation of the country and “inspired by the ways of great religious models,” he has chosen to remain silent.

Iranian authorities step up pressure on student group

Iranian security officials are pressuring detained executive members of the student group, Unity Consolidation Bureau, to dissolve the organization.

Another Kahrizak vicitm of torture identified

Abdolhosein Ruholamini, father of a Kahrizak victim, presented Ramin Ghahremani as another victim of the infamous detention centre and called on the accused officials to resign from public service prior to any trial.

Families of Iranian detainees targeted by authorities

Iranian authorities have taken to arresting people who have been too persistent in pursuing the cases of their detained kin.

Another 18 protesters indicted by Islamic Republic

Iranian judiciary has charged another 18 detainees of Ashura Day events with “assembly and collaboration against national security and propaganda against the regime.”

Human rights group pulls alarm on 20 imminent executions

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran issued a statement raising concern that 20 Kurdish Iranian political prisoners are in imminent “danger of execution.”

More warnings for Iranian press

Iran’s Ministry of Culture has issued warnings for 15 newspapers for “spreading rumours” and “representing a false image of the country’s situation.”