Feb 2010

Tehran Prosecutor speaks out against opposition leaders

Tehran Prosecutor-General, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi condemned the opposition leaders for their practice of issuing statements which he claimed cause agitation amongst people.

Heavy sentences handed to Iranian dissidents

Hengameh Shahidi, Iranian journalist and political actvisit has been sentenced to six years imprisonment in the appeals court.

Iranian authorities to examine attack on students

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of Iran's National Security Commission, announced that the film released last week by the BBC regarding the attack of the dorm residents at Tehran University is suspect.

Mousavi declares spreading awareness main strategy

Iranian opposition leader, MirHosein Mousavi announced that the main strategy of the Green Movement is an expansion of social networks and dissemination of information in the framework of “every citizen, a media.”

Karroubi insists on reformist nature of Green Movement

Iranian opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi says the Green Movement is not trying to topple the government; it is rather a reform movement.

Call to stop execution of Iranian-Kurdish Activist

Over two thousand Iranian human rights and social activists have called for the annulment of the preliminary sentence of execution which was issued for Shirin Alam Huli.

Hassan Khomeini targeted by Iranian hardliner

Ali Saidi, representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader in the Revolutionary Guards spoke out against Hassan Khomeini, grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, for taking a stance against "the system and the Leader.”

Iranian hardliner condemns "silence" of top figures

Ayatollah Ahmad Janati attacked Green supporters and opposition leaders again from Tehran’s Friday Mass podium claiming that under the circumstances, silence has an “anti-Revolutionary” significance and "the elite” need to announce their “distinction” from “rioters.”

Iranian judiciary wants protesters to "repent"

Iran Prosecutor-General, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei announced on Thursday that recent detainees will “get pardoned or reduced sentences” if they “repent.”

Ayatollah Khamenei slams persistence of opposition leaders

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei told the Assembly of Experts today that those who are unwilling to accept the outcome of the tenth presidential elections have lost the “eligibility to remain in the framework of the regime."

Rafsanjani warns Iran's Supreme Leader

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts condemns the actions of “uninformed individuals” who charge the Supreme Leader with the responsibility and consequences of their mistaken actions.

Iran Assembly of Experts condemns opposition leaders

Following its two-day meeting, Iran’s Assembly of Experts issued a statement stating that the time for opposition leaders to “repent and return” has elapsed.

Nowruz recognized as an International Festival

United Nation’s General Assembly approved a resolution recognizing “Nowruz” as an international Festival celebrated on March 21.

Iranian authorities announce arrest of 100 "terrorists"

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Hossein Hamadani told reporters today that on February 11, security forces arrested 100 "terrorists" belonging to dissident groups.

Temporary releases issued for Iranian detainees

Iranian authorities issued temporary releases for prominent political prisoners Ebrahim Yazdi and Hedayat Aghai today.

Rafsanjani insists on Leader's role in maintaining peace

Ayatollah Rafsanjani opened the two-day meeting of Iran's Assembly of Experts extolling the role of Ayatollah Khamenei in not allowing the recent unrest to "flare up" out of control.

Jundullah leader captured by Iranian authorities

Iranian Ministry of Intelligence announced that they have succeeded in arresting Abdolmalek Rigui, leader of Jundullah Organization.

Iranian opposition claims protesters in the majority

Opposition leader, Mohammad Khatami announced that protesters did participate under trying conditions in the February 11 demonstrations and claimed that they are by all comparisons in the majority.

Opposition leader calls for free gathering of protesters

Iranian opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi urged the government to issue election protesters a permit to gather freely and thus establish their true political "weight."

Iranian Science Minister spurns "secular" professors

Iranian Minister of Science and Technology, Kamran Daneshjou announced today that the country’s universities have no need for “secular” professors who do not subscribe to the Islamic Worldview.