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Iran opposition leader missing for 6 weeks, activists sayupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 06:49:00

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi has not been seen for six weeks and may be facing psychological torture by the government, activists claimed Monday, citing sources in the country.

Moussavi website: Tear gas fired to disperse Iran protestersupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 14:36:00

Security forces in Iran's capital used tear gas to disperse protesters near Revolution Square Tuesday, according to the website of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi.

Opposition protests in Iranupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 06:36:00

Opposition protesters gather in the streets of Iran. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Report: Iranian opposition leader's son arrestedupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 06:36:00

Iranian authorities detained the son of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi, the leader's website reported Tuesday.

Report: Family of Iranian opposition leader worried for his well-beingupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 17:47:00

The daughters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi and his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, say they haven't been able to see or contact their parents for days and they're concerned about their well-being, opposition websites Jaras and Kaleme reported.

Iran resident: Protests could lead to civil warupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:49:00

An Iranian supporter of the country's opposition movement has warned that continued anti-government street protests could lead to civil war.

Pro-government supporters attend rally in Iranupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 08:38:00

Thousands of people who attended a pro-government rally in Tehran on Friday condemned opposition leaders and called for their execution, a witness said.

Iranian opposition leaders want to stage rally for Egypt, Tunisiaupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 11:19:00

Iran's two leading opposition figures have called for a rally in support of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, an opposition website reports.

Sporadic skirmishes reported in Iran on election anniversaryupdated: Sat Jun 12 2010 19:24:00

Saturday began with calm on the streets of Tehran but witnesses said scattered clashes erupted later in the evening between Iran's security forces and demonstrators gathering at key sites to mark the first anniversary of a contested presidential election.

One year later, Iran's opposition remains quiet forceupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 11:28:00

Nima has felt the force of a club come crashing down on his body in three separate beatings by Islamic security forces over the past year.

Iran pardons, commutes sentences for dozens of detaineesupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 21:44:00

Iran's supreme leader has pardoned or commuted sentences for 81 detainees jailed after protests broke out in disputed presidential election, according to Iranian media.

Iranian opposition candidates call for renewed protestsupdated: Wed May 19 2010 11:14:00

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi called for demonstrations on June 12, the first anniversary of the disputed Iranian presidential election, Karrubi's Web site said Tuesday.

Iranian leader shuns ancient fire festivalupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 00:13:00

Iran's supreme leader is attempting to extinguish an annual event celebrating the last days of winter and the Persian calendar year, and the government is strengthening its security presence in the days leading up to a major holiday, Iranian media reported.

Ebadi: The voice of the Iranian people must be heardupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 06:49:00

This week two of Iran's most well-known clerics, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, who served as head of Iran's judiciary system under Ayatollah Khomeini's administration, have visited with the country's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

Iran protests mark anniversaryupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 06:49:00

CNN's Ivan Watson analyzes the latest protest videos apparently coming out of Iran.

Iran warns against expected anti-government protestsupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 23:48:00

Heightening its warnings as anticipated anti-government protests approach, Iran's government says it will arrest protesters and hold them until April if they disrupt state-sanctioned marches to commemorate the overthrow of the Shah of Iran.

Repressed voices speak out in Iranupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 10:29:00

In a recent interview, Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition candidate spearheading the Green Movement in Iran, said that early in the momentous revolution of 1979 the majority of Iranians were convinced that dictatorship had ended in Iran.

Iran protester reportedly sentenced to deathupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 16:31:00

An Iranian court has sentenced one person to death and eight others to prison for their parts in anti-government demonstrations in December, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Tuesday.

Symbol of Iranian defianceupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:39:00

CNN's Ivan Watson looks back at Neda, the woman who became symbol of defiance in Iran.

Iran groups urge non-violent protests for anniversaryupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:39:00

A coalition of Iranian reformist groups is urging opponents of the regime to stage non-violent protests on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution next week.

Exiled Iranian spreads wordupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 19:26:00

An exiled Iranian whose journalist father is in jail in Iran wants to get stories out of and into Iran.

Political prisoners in Iran say they are 'dark stain' on regimeupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 19:26:00

Political prisoners issued a blunt statement slamming the Iranian regime for its post-election crackdown, and opposition supporters and security forces clashed at a mosque in southwestern Iran, an opposition Web site reported Friday.

Iran's police chief warns against potential protestsupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 19:16:00

Iran's police chief warned Saturday that security forces will firmly confront "illegal" gatherings on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, a semi-official news agency reported.

State media: Iran MPs want Moussavi prosecutedupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 23:14:00

More than 150 Iranian members of parliament have signed letters advocating the prosecution of former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi, state media reported Saturday.

Iran regime faces further criticism ahead of anniversaryupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 14:23:00

A major Iranian opposition leader slammed his country's regime Wednesday and what he termed its tyrannical behavior after the disputed presidential elections in June.

Iran arrests rights activist, campaign group saysupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 14:15:00

A leading Iranian human rights activist and journalist was arrested Wednesday, activists said.

Iran reformist criticizes government crackdownupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 23:16:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, the reformist Iranian politician who failed to unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June election, raged Friday against government efforts to stifle protesters.

Transcript of Moussavi's remarksupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 23:11:00

Mir-Hossein Moussavi sat down with Kaleme reporter for an interview, as we approach the anniversary of the victory of the revolution, on Bahman 22nd (February 11th).

Moussavi: Shah's 'tyranny' continues in Iranupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 20:23:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader and symbol of anti-government fervor, lashed out against Iranian authorities on Tuesday, saying remnants of the "tyranny" and "dictatorship" that prevailed under the toppled Shah of Iran's regime persist today.

Iran vows to execute nine more over election protestsupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 08:35:00

Iran will soon execute nine more people in connection with the country's post-election riots, the semiofficial FARS news agency reported Tuesday.

Iran opposition leaders call for protestsupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 05:43:00

Two top Iranian opposition leaders have called on supporters to protest on February 11, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an opposition Web site reported.

Why Iran FM defends crackdownupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 05:43:00

Fareed's take on his rare interview with Iran's Foreing Minister including his defense of using violence on protesters.

Iran sentences 11 demonstrators to deathupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 15:56:00

Tehran's Revolutionary Court sentenced 11 people to death after convicting them of participating in post-election riots, state media reported Thursday.

Iran crackdown a 'human rights disaster,' report saysupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 18:46:00

A human rights group is calling on Iran to free protesters detained after the disputed June 12 presidential election, calling the government's crackdown on its critics a "human rights disaster."

Detention of 33 Iranian mothers sparks protest, group saysupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 15:36:00

A demonstration erupted Sunday outside an Iranian detention center, where 33 members of a women's group were being held following their arrest during a peaceful protest in a Tehran park a day before, a human rights organization reported.

Iranian report: 5 Ashura protesters could face death penaltyupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 08:18:00

Five people arrested after street disturbances erupted in Tehran during the recent Ashura holy day could face the death penalty, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported Thursday.

Iran's pro-government rallies fool nobodyupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 13:00:00

The Ahmadinejad government responded to the courageous anti-government protests throughout Iran in December by cranking up its propaganda machine to stage pro-government rallies. But that tactic won't work.

Tehran professors decry handling of protestersupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 01:56:00

Nearly 90 professors at Iran's oldest and largest university signed a letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticizing the government's violent handling of student protesters.

Iranian protester: 'We are not radicals, not against Islam'updated: Mon Jan 04 2010 09:57:00

Since June, he has been among thousands to take to the streets of Tehran in support of reform for his country.

Fire heavily damages office of reformist Iranian lawmakerupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 20:13:00

The office of a reformist Iranian member of parliament burned Tuesday night, and a reformist Web site said the act was the work of extremists.

Iran opposition leader's nephew buried after riotsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 16:10:00

The nephew of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi was buried Wednesday, three days after he was killed in anti-government demonstrations.

Iran: Blood in the streetsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 16:10:00

Deadly clashes between protesters and police rock the streets of Iran. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Iranian dissenters reportedly arrestedupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 11:07:00

The latest violent protests to hit Iran has prompted hundreds of arrests, including some prominent figures, and left at least eight dead, although the Iranian government denied its security forces have killed anyone.

Your questions on Iranupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 11:07:00

CNN's Reza Sayah answers viewer questions about the ongoing protests in Tehran.

Iranian official: Arrest anti-government demonstratorsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 18:21:00

An Iranian national security official has called for demonstrators to be arrested following deadly weekend anti-government protests in Tehran. Soon afterward, an opposition Web site reported a wave of arrests.

Several killed, 300 arrested in Tehran protestsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 03:20:00

Several people were killed and more than 300 were arrested in anti-government protests in Tehran Sunday, Iran's Deputy Police Chief Ahmad Reza Radan said on state television station IRINN.

Iran's political futureupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 03:20:00

CNN's Drew Griffin asks Prof. Hooshang Amirahmadi of Rutgers University what the political impact of Iranian demonstrations will be.

Iran opposition leader loses jobupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 19:57:00

Iran's Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution on Tuesday evening booted former opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi from his post as head of the Academy of Arts, Iranian media reported.

Iran reformists warned on anniversaryupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 02:18:00

Shouts of "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," a sign of continuing protest in Iran, could be heard Tuesday night in north and west Tehran, along with shouts of "death to dictator."

Iran shuts down leading newspaperupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 02:14:00

Iran's leading business newspaper was shut down Monday for repeatedly breaking the country's press laws, state-run Press TV reported.

Iran warns reformists as hostage anniversary nearsupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:24:00

As Tehran approaches the 30th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, in which dozens of Americans where held against their will for 444 days, the Islamic republic is firmly warning against reformists taking to the streets to protest the government.

3 Iranians tied to election protests get death sentencesupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 08:35:00

Three Iranians have been tentatively sentenced to death in connection with post-election protest activities, according to semi-official state media.

Protesters chant 'death to dictator' at annual Tehran rallyupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 13:05:00

Large crowds gathered in the Iranian capital Friday to march in an annual pro-Palestinian rally, among them thousands of green-clad supporters of the opposition movement, according to CNN sources in Tehran.

Iranian opposition leader's office raided, shut downupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 12:43:00

Iranian authorities raided and shut down the offices of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi, an Iranian news agency reported Tuesday, one day after another prominent reformer's office was raided.

Iran reformist Web site names post-election victimsupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 22:03:00

An Iranian reformist Web site on Friday released the identities of 72 people it says were killed by government forces in the aftermath of Iran's disputed presidential elections.

Dead Iran detainee's father satisfiedupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 22:44:00

The father of a detainee beaten to death in an Iranian prison says he's satisfied with the way the Islamic government has handled the case -- even as it serves as proof imprisoned protesters were abused.

Iran media: Officials to probe secret burial claimupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 11:51:00

City officials in Tehran have agreed to investigate claims that bodies of protesters killed in the unrest that followed Iran's disputed presidential election were secretly buried in the nation's largest cemetery, Iranian media reported Sunday.

Iran military wants 'swift retribution'updated: Mon Aug 24 2009 22:32:00

Top Iranian military officials have called for even faster prosecutions and demanded "swift retribution" for post-election detainees, despite more than 100 Iranians going through mass trials this month, Iranian media reported.

Commentary: Iran confronts rape, torture allegationsupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 12:51:00

Troubling news of kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder is flooding out of Iran.

Iran speaker rejects detainee rape claimsupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:01:00

Iran's influential parliament speaker dismissed allegations that post-election detainees were raped while in custody, calling the claims by an opposition leader "sheer lies," state-run media reported Wednesday.

Top Iranian general: Let's prosecute opposition leadersupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 02:12:00

A senior official with Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago.

Iranian reformist demands investigation into treatment of detaineesupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 19:07:00

A former Iranian presidential candidate is calling on one of the Islamic republic's most powerful clerics to approve a special committee to investigate alleged mistreatment of detainees arrested in the aftermath of the disputed presidential elections.

Iran media: Former editor, Moussavi supporter arrestedupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 21:57:00

The former editor of the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), who had ties with Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi, was arrested Tuesday, Iranian media reported.

Protests in Iran as Ahmadinejad endorsedupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 21:27:00

Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets here Monday night, hours after the country's supreme leader endorsed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term in office.

Moussavi, Khatami blast Iran trialsupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 21:59:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi and reformist former President Mohammad Khatami on Sunday blasted the trials of people arrested in post-election demonstrations.

Trials of Iran election protesters under wayupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 04:54:00

Trials for nearly 100 Iranians arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential elections began Saturday, two Iranian news agencies reported.

Iran reportedly frees 140 jailed election protestersupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 20:09:00

The Iranian government has released 140 people arrested in the aftermath of the Islamic republic's disputed presidential election, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday.

Report: Iran leader orders vote protest jail shut over abuse claimsupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 08:42:00

Iran's supreme leader has ordered the closing of a prison over reported mistreatment of detainees who protested the presidential vote last month, according to government-backed media.

Iran opposition leaders request OK to commemorate deadupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 01:05:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi and a fellow presidential candidate are requesting a permit to hold a commemoration ceremony for those killed in the fallout after the June 12 elections, according to a post on Moussavi's Web site Sunday.

Report: Moussavi's brother-in-law detainedupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 15:16:00

The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi spoke publicly about her brother's detention for the first time Thursday, accusing the Islamic government of fueling false allegations about him, according to media report.

Iranian police scatter anti-government protestersupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 19:55:00

Security forces dispersed a crowd gathering to protest the country's regime Tuesday at a square in Iran's capital.

New protests in Iranupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 19:55:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on new protests in Iran and a new video that shows officials shooting toward protesters.

Iran's supreme leader issues warning to oppositionupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 04:51:00

Iran's supreme leader warned the political opposition Monday not to "direct the society toward insecurity."

Report: Iran opposition candidate blasts 'clear lies'updated: Sun Jul 19 2009 21:55:00

An opposition candidate in Iran's disputed presidential election blasted what he called the "thoughtless and clear lies" of the country's security forces Sunday, while students mounted new demonstrations at a university in Shiraz.

Man's family learns of his death one month after Iran protestsupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 07:53:00

An Iranian family learned of their 19-year-old son's death nearly a month after he was shot during a demonstration over the Islamic republic's disputed election results, an international human rights group said Sunday.

Troops willing to die to stop Iran unrest, general saysupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 19:44:00

A top Iranian general said government troops are "ready to sacrifice our lives" rather than back down in the face of protests over June's disputed presidential election.

Protests resume in Iranupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 02:12:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the latest clashes between Iranian forces and protesters in Tehran.

Iranian forces disperse protesters with batons, tear gasupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 02:12:00

Iranian pro-government Basij militia members dispersed crowds of protesters here Thursday -- sometimes with force -- witnesses said.

Iran reformists call for end to 'security atmosphere'updated: Tue Jul 07 2009 10:22:00

Iran's three top reformist leaders are calling for an end to the "security atmosphere" in the country, referring to what they say is the government's heavy-handed response to those who protested the results of last month's presidential election.

Ayatollah: Western 'lies' depict Iranians as 'rioters'updated: Mon Jul 06 2009 16:36:00

Iran's supreme leader blamed enemies and outsiders on Monday for the turmoil that followed last month's presidential elections, according to an Iranian news agency.

Iranian clerics dispute election resultsupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 23:18:00

Top clerics and seminary students in Iran's holy city of Qom have come out against the results of the disputed June Iranian presidential election, which was declared a landslide victory for the hard-line incumbent.

Moussavi said to be planning new party after Iran voteupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 20:03:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi plans to form a new political party aimed at reining in the power of the Islamic Republic's leadership, a leading reformist newspaper reported Sunday.

Ex-Iranian president seeks to free detaineesupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 22:18:00

Iranians worried about their loved ones detained in the protests that followed the presidential election got the ear of a former president, who wants the detainees released, an Iranian reformist party newspaper reported on Thursday.

Zakaria: Iran regime has become a 'naked dictatorship'updated: Fri Jul 03 2009 09:09:00

Three leading Iranian reformists who have rejected the results of last month's election questioned the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government Wednesday.

Moussavi seen?updated: Thu Jul 02 2009 19:19:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi is believed to have appeared in public. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Thousands demonstrate silently in Tehranupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 22:09:00

Watched closely by police, several thousand protesters moved slowly down a major Tehran thoroughfare Sunday in the first demonstration over the country's disputed presidential election that authorities have allowed in days.

Iranian minister blames Britain, U.S. for unrestupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 21:05:00

Iran's intelligence minister Sunday blamed Western powers for stirring up protests over its disputed presidential election, singling out Britain and saying the British Embassy in Tehran "played a heavy role in the recent disturbances."

Influential Iranian cleric: Vote fallout a 'tangled mess'updated: Sun Jun 28 2009 18:21:00

After more than two weeks of silence amid Iran's violent election fallout, former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani -- a key Iranian cleric -- emerged Sunday to call out "suspicious sources" who are creating a rift between the public and the Islamic government.

Sunday last day for Iran candidates to file complaintsupdated: Sat Jun 27 2009 21:45:00

The body overseeing elections in Iran reminded opposition candidates in the disputed presidential election that they have until Sunday to lodge any further complaints about the vote, state-run media reported.

Cartoonists' take on Iranupdated: Sat Jun 27 2009 21:45:00

CNN's Octavia Nasr has a look at how Middle-Eastern cartoonists view the unrest in Iran.

Iran's security council tells Moussavi to back offupdated: Sat Jun 27 2009 21:36:00

Members of Iran's influential National Security Council have told opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi that his repeated demands for the annulment of the June 12 election results are "illogical and unethical," state media reported.

Iran developments: June 25updated: Sat Jun 27 2009 21:36:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the latest developments in Iran.

Zakaria: Not yet time for revolution in Iranupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 15:06:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi issued a defiant statement Thursday, again insisting the controversial June 12 presidential election was a "fraud," Iran's government-funded Press TV reported.

Moussavi maintains defiant stanceupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 22:04:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi issued a defiant statement Thursday, again insisting the controversial June 12 presidential election was a "fraud," Iran's government-funded Press TV reported.

Commentary: Ahmadinejad's problem with womenupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 11:04:00

In Iran, as in every country, all politics is local. While there exist few substantive differences among leading presidential contenders over foreign and nuclear policy, there are divisions over the economy.

Ahmadinejad accused of tainting Iran's image in TV debateupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 12:08:00

In an unprecedented move in Iranian politics, a reformist presidential candidate accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of tainting the country's image by questioning the Holocaust and by wielding a reckless leadership style.

Ahmadinejad lashes out at Iran's ex-presidentsupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 01:04:00

It's a first for Iran: a series of debates televised live ahead of the upcoming presidential elections next week. And Wednesday's was one to remember.

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