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  • IRAN: Video shows militiamen terrorizing opposition cleric

     
    Video uploaded to the Internet Friday purports to show pro-government henchman attacking the home of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, a 72-year-old cleric. The militiamen, who allegedly stormed Karroubi's house Thursday, belonged to the government backed...
  • IRAN: Jailed activist, in a letter smuggled out of prison, says he's being tortured

     
    Torture, forced confessions, and a kangaroo court. That's what jailed Iranian student activist Abdollah Momeni claims he experienced since his detainment and jailing last year in an extraordinary letter he wrote to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei...
  • IRAN: Crackdown on bloggers targets hardline cleric's son

     
    When an Iranian court sentenced "blogfather" Hossein Derakhshan to nearly 20 years in jail, many observers assumed the punishment was exceptional and intended to make an example of the former democracy activist. If so, it appears the government is...
  • TURKEY: Iranian political refugee scrapes out a life after political unrest at home

     
    Ismail is 38, but with his cropped gray hair and deep wrinkles, he looks closer to 58. He is the busboy at a patisserie in a Turkish town, but he may be the only busboy there who can quote 17th......
  • IRAN: Opposition seeks permit to march in support of Egyptian uprising

     
    Iran's two main opposition leaders have called on Tehran's hard-line rulers to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have asked the Interior Ministry, which is controlled by an acolyte of Supreme Leader.......
  • IRAN: Government says only regime supporters can march for Egypt

     
    Iranian authorities and the opposition continue to battle over the legacy of Tahrir Square, with both sides claiming an affinity with the popular protest movements in Egypt and around the region. The Iranian judiciary on Wednesday rejected a request by......
  • IRAN: Outside the spotlight, Arab uprising smolders in country's southwest

     
    As democratic movements rock the Middle East, a little-reported uprising in southwest Iran has largely escaped international attention, primarily due to the efforts of Iranian officials. The Islamic Republic of Iran has for weeks cracked down on...
  • IRAN: Constitutional watchdog rejects Ahmadinejad's bid as caretaker oil minister

     
    Iran's conservative establishment struck hard again at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday, squashing his bid to take over as the country's caretaker oil minister ahead of a controversial government restructuring plan he's pushing. The Guardian...
  • IRAN: Commander outlines Revolutionary Guard's muscular role in politics and economy

     
    The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard all but admitted Tuesday that his elite military branch is overseeing the country's domestic politics, shutting both the country's reformists and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's confidantes out of power. Gen....
  • In this Sunday's Books: 'Death to the Dictator!' by Afsaneh Moqadam

    In this Sunday's Books: 'Death to the Dictator!' by Afsaneh Moqadam
    Death to the Dictator! A Young Man Casts a Vote in Iran's 2009 Election and Pays a Devastating Price Afsaneh Moqadam Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 150 pp., $22 After a botched election last year decried as fraudulent by the opposition,...
  • Budgetary spat in Iran

    Budgetary spat in Iran
    Iran watchers sought to make sense Monday of a spat between the conservative speaker of parliament and the country's hard-line president over a budgetary issue that found supreme leader Ali Khamenei issuing a rare but opaque opinion. The incident was the...
  • Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power

    Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power
    Iran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees. Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...