Saturday 23 June 2018

Iran ‘jails leading reformer for 6 years’

A reformist former government spokesman detained after Iran's disputed election in June has been sentenced to six years in jail, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday. It said Abdullah Ramezanzadeh, who backed opposit


Iran bans services for rebel cleric

Iranian authorities have banned memorial services for a leading dissident cleric, with the exception of those in his birthplace and the holy city of Qom, two opposition websites reported on Thursday. The reports on the Kaleme and Parlemann


Attacks halt Iran cleric's memorial service

Opponents of Iran's most senior dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri stopped his memorial service in a tumultuous day in Qom which saw huge protests and some shots fired, websites said. The car of Iranian opposition leade


Protests mark funeral of rebel Iranian cleric

Huge crowds of Iranians turned out for the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy Shi'ite city of Qom on Monday and some chanted anti-government slogans, websites reported. Montazeri, who died

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