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Ali Motahari

Fars governor say MP’s attackers now identified

The Fars governor announced on Saturday March 14 that the assailants who attacked MP Ali Motahari have been identified. IRNA reports that Mohammad Ahmadi did not provide any further details about the “main perpetrators” of this attack but said “the identification of the other elements and those who set up this unacceptable move is under investigation and all necessary steps have been taken.” » read more

Fars governor calls for action after attack on MP

The Fars governor said on Tuesday March 10 that he will forward a report to the Supreme Council of National Security about the attack on Ali Motahari, an Iranian MP who was assaulted and prevented from giving a lecture scheduled at Shiraz University, adding that he will not allow such events to ever take place in Shiraz. » read more

Outspoken MP injured by assailants on motorcycles

Over fifty assailants attacked outspoken Iranian MP Ali Motahari in Shiraz with pepper spray, rotten tomatoes and bricks, causing injury to his face. » read more

MP Motahari points to intensified attack on free speech

Tehran MP Ali Motahari says freedom of speech has become more strained under the Rohani administration and self-censorship has become more common in the media. » read more

Weekly publication closed after printing MP’s letter

The Setareh Sobh weekly has been shut down by order of the Culture and Media Court for publishing Ali Motahari’s letter to the Head of the Judiciary demanding action on the house arrest of opposition leaders. » read more

MPs lodge complaint against Motahari

Fifty Iranian MPs have filed a complaint with the Supervisory Board of Representatives against Ali Motahari, the outspoken Tehran representative who has been very critical of the house arrest of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard with no judicial proceedings. » read more

MP complains of thwarted speech about house arrests

Two days after Parliament fell into turmoil when Tehran representative Ali Motahari took the stand to speak out against house arrests, Motahari has issued a statement condemning his treatment in Parliament. This comes as a number of MPs announced their plan to hold a demonstration against Motahari following this week’s Friday Mass Prayers. » read more

Parliament erupts over talk of detained opposition leaders

Iranian Parliament fell into turmoil when Ali Motahari stood up to question the house arrest of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, and the session was finally brought to an end by the order of the deputy speaker. » read more

Detained opposition leader writes to supportive MP

Mehdi Karroubi, one of three Iranian opposition leaders who have been under house arrest since 2011, has reportedly written to Iranian MP Ali Motahari, urging him to persist in helping the detained leaders to officially stand trial. » read more

MP slams steady rejection of Rohani’s proposed ministers

Iranian MP Ali Motahari criticized the general resistance to President Rohani’s choices for science minister, saying Parliament cannot dictate the appointment of ministers. » read more