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
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
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
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