Sunday, August 25, 2019 04:45

Iranian opposition leaders

Rohani reportedly ordered review of house arrests

Opposition website Saham News reports that Hassan Rohani has ordered a review of the house arrest of the leaders of the Green Movement in the next session of the Supreme Council of National Security. » read more

Minister warns against trial for opposition leaders

Iran’s Justice Minister says bringing official charges against the leaders of election protests and putting them on trial is agreeing to “play in the enemy’s field”. » read more

Mousavi fears for health of wife without treatments

MirHosein Mousavi, the Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest with his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, since 2011, has spoken out against the failure of the authorities to provide adequate medical treatment for his wife. » read more

Rohani administration called powerless to end house arrests

President Rohani’s adviser Ali Younesi says the administration does not have the authority to end the house arrest of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi, adding: “We can only try to lay grounds for their release.” » read more

Ahmad Montazeri summoned after defending opposition leaders

Ahmad Montazeri, whose late father Ayatollah Montazeri was a chief critic of the Islamic Republic regime, has been summoned by the Special Court for the Clergy. » read more

Rahnavard undergoes eye surgery

Iranian opposition leader Zahra Rahnavard, who has been under house arrest with her husband, MirHosein Mousavi, since February 2011, was transferred to hospital to undergo eye surgery. » read more

MP threatens confrontation in Parliament over opposition leaders

Iranian MP Ali Motahari has reportedly warned Hassan Rohani that if he fails to address the issue of the house arrest of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the issue will be presented to him in the form of a formal session of questioning in Parliament. » read more

MP renews call for release of opposition figures

Conservative Iranian MP Ali Motahari has once again urged the Islamic Republic government to release MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, the opposition leaders who have been under house arrest since February 2011 for challenging the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory in the 2009 election. » read more

MP Motahari fires back at Prosecutor over house arrests

Conservative MP Ali Motahari has once again condemned the house arrest of MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi, saying recent statements by Prosecutor General Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei indicate that he has condemned them to life imprisonment without a trial or a chance to defend themselves. » read more

Prosecutor says opposition leaders must pay for ‘sin’

Iran’s Prosecutor General has once again revisited the topic of the opposition leaders’ house arrest, saying the Green Movement leaders will not be released and adding: “They have committed a great crime and have to be held accountable for it.” » read more