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Tehran, five death sentences for anti-government riots
According to the Department of Justice, they are members of "terrorist groups and the opposition." For a further 81 people prison sentences ranging from six months to 15 years. Trials apparently took place "in the presence of the lawyers" of the accused.
Tehran, students who burnt pictures of Khamenei arrested
The Prosecutor General of Tehran promises "zero tolerance" against the demonstrators, guilty of "insulting the imam." Supreme Leader Khamenei accuses the opposition of "undermining the Islamic Revolution." Mousavi rejects the accusations and announces "peaceful protests". ministerial sources: rebellions also supported by figures close to the leadership of the country.
Appeal of the "Weeping Mothers " of Iran: free our children, arrest those who killed them
On the 31th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a group of mothers protesting regime violence against the young. Demonstration in support of Ahmadinejad with tens of thousands. Opponents demonstrations threatened.
Tehran University under siege. Students: "We are at war"
Government officials have launched a massive campaign of repression, with arrests and convictions. Pro-Western courses replaced with Islamic theology. Female students who wear clothes considered too colourful, punished. On 7 December, an anti-government demonstration planned, which could lead to fresh violence.
More 900 people arrested in Tehran, Green Wave more mature than a year ago
Activists say 300 women are among the arrested. Uniformed and plainclothes police as well as revolutionary guards patrol the streets, intimidating people against demonstrating. University students engage in silent protest and hunger strike. Some protesters chant “death to the dictator”. Opposition leader Karroubi says, “The Green Movement today is stronger and more mature than last year”.
Enthusiasm and participation in Iran’s election for a new Head of State
The vote is on Friday with any eventual run off on the 19th. Ahmadinejad seeks a second mandate against the ‘reformist’ ex premier Mousavi. Rather than the choice of the 46 million voters, the preference of the Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei is what counts, who may not share the current president’s hard-line towards the United States.
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