Family of slain Iranian protester wants answers The images of Neda Agha Soltan’s death on the streets of Tehran transformed her into an icon for Iran’s opposition movement. But very few know of Ramin Ramezani, who was killed five days before Neda during last year’s post-election demonstrations in the Iranian capital. “I always say Neda […]
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. Brandishing a court order, representatives of the prosecutor entered the building in the Tehran neighborhood of Jamshidieh at 3 p.m., a spokesman for Karrubi’s party said, according to the Iranian Labor News Agency
The landslide defeat of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s leading opponent, Mir Hossein Moussavi, who some analysts predicted would win the election, triggered protests around the world.