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February 14 detainees on hunger strike

Ten detainees from the February 14 (Bahman 25) rally in Tehran have begun a hunger strike to protest their situation. » read more

Iranian protest leaders and one year of house arrests

Marking one year of house arrest for the Iranian opposition leaders, Behrouz Samadbeigi records the events that led to their unprecedented confinement and their ordeals of the past year. » read more

Widespread arrests reported on day of protest

Tehran saw some sparks of protest on February 14, and accounts of scattered demonstrations in other large cities, like Shiraz and Esfahan, were relayed through eyewitness reports, since all independent and international coverage of the protests was prohibited by the authorities. » read more

Crowds grow on streets of major Iranian cities

There is a growing presence of people on the streets of Tehran and other major Iranian cities as the end of the workday approaches. » read more

Reports of scattered street demonstrations in Tehran

Islamic Republic security measures are tightening all across Tehran while reports of groups chanting "Death to the Dictator!" have been reported in Takht Tavoos Street in Central Tehran. » read more

Security forces prepared for opposition rally in Tehran

Reports from Tehran indicate the city is lined with security forces in anticipation of people responding to the opposition rally to join a silent march today on the anniversary of the last opposition demonstration, which led to the house arrest of Iran’s opposition leaders. » read more

Bahman 25 of Last Year

Ayaz Marhouni recalls the Iranian protest rally of February 14, 2011, which led to several deaths, widespread arrests and, finally, to the house arrest of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, Zahra Rahnavard and Fatemeh Karroubi. In the leaders’ absence, some opposition groups have called for another rally on the anniversary of last year’s demonstrations.

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Iranian public warned against joining rally

The Tehran Governor has announced that the authorities are prepared to confront any attempt to hold public demonstrations on February 14. » read more

Iranian parliament accuses opposition leaders of treason

Iran’s special parliamentary committee examining the protests of February 14 protests said today that those events were “Israeli, American, British, anti-Revolutionary and treasonous." » read more

Conservative lawmaker wants Iranian opposition leaders on TV

MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi must be given a chance to speak for themselves on national television, conservative Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari said today. The two opposition leaders have been under house arrest for the past two weeks. » read more