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Iran Protesters

Iran Admits Protesters Beaten To Death By Jailers

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — After months of denials, Iran acknowledged Saturday that at least three people detained in the country's postelection turmoil wer...

Iran Regime Wages A Quiet War On 'Star Students'

Wall Street Journal | FARNAZ FASSIHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Behind the drama unfolding in the streets of Iran, the regime is quietly clamping down on some of the nation's best students by derailing their academ...

Iran: More Than 200 Arrested In Student Protests

AP | NASSER KARIMI and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Hard-line militiamen firing tear gas and throwing stones stormed a crowd of thousands of university students protesting for a sec...

Police, Protesters Clash In Southern Iran

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Security forces and hard-line militiamen assaulted opposition protesters, beating men and women and firing tear gas, as thousands...

Iran Unrest Could Boil Over Jan. 16

GlobalPost | Iason Athanasiadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- As simmering unrest continues to sweep Iran, the country's opposition is casting about for possible endgames to the ongoing crisis...

Iranian Protest Figures Could Face Executions

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attorney prosecuting leading opposition figures in Iran asked a court Tuesday to give them "the maximum punishment," offering the clearest indicat...

Iran tries more activists in post-election turmoil

Yahoo! News | NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Iran Inmates 'Tortured To Death'

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of Iran's defeated opposition presidential candidates has said some protesters held after July's disputed poll were tortured to death in prison....

Ali Larijani, Iran Speaker, Denies Prisoner Rape Allegations

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's top opposition leader said Wednesday that the abuse and death of protesters detained after the disputed presidential elect...

Iran Must Probe Rape Detention Claims, Demands Mehdi Karroubi

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the defeated reformist candidates in Iran's disputed presidential election is calling for an investigation into claims that anti-government ...

Details Of Iran's Abuse Of Protesters Emerges: Beatings, Forced To Lick Toilet Bowls

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Iran's leadership faced sharp criticism Wednesday from top clerics and even conservative supporters over prison abuses, including detain...

Kahrizak Prison, Which Held Iranian Protesters, Ordered Closed

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday released 140 people detained in Iran's postelection turmoil and the supreme leader ordered the closure of a priso...

The Ayatollah's Tipping Point

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Wolf

History show us that when mass street protest has been sustained for more than a week or two, a regime eventually finds it practically and psychologically difficult to sustain its hold.

Ayatollah Khatami: Iran Protesters Will Be Punished "Without Mercy"

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Issues Sternest Warning Yet To Protesters

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Riot police cracked down anew on demonstrators in Iran's capital on Monday hours after the feared Revolutionary Guard threatened to crus...

Arab Pro-Democracy Movements Should Support Iran's New Revolutionaries

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

While Iranians may look to the West for help, it is their immediate neighbors which should support their struggle.