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  1. October 25, 2013

    Daughters of Iran’s jailed reformist leader beaten after visit

    Iranian opposition hopes for the quick release of jailed reformist leaders have been dashed after the daughters of...

  2. June 16, 2013

    Iran crowds see Rohani win as reformist victory

    When jubilant crowds poured on to the streets of Tehran to celebrate the surprise victory of Hassan Rohani, it was not only...

  1. February 11, 2013

    Security forces detain Moussavi daughters

    Iran’s security forces on Monday detained the two daughters of jailed opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi almost two...

  2. March 1, 2012

    Reformists say Iran poll is meaningless

    Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament amid disenchantment among opposition reformists, who say it...

  3. February 14, 2012

    Opposition holds silent protest in Tehran

    Thousands of supporters of Iran’s opposition Green Movement marched silently through the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to...

  4. February 13, 2012

    Iranian opposition plans protest rally

    Iran’s Green Movement, which disputed the results of elections in 2009, will on Tuesday attempt to stage a rally to urge the...

  5. August 10, 2011

    Joint Experts’ Statement on the Mujahedin-e Khalq

    Joint Experts’ Statement on the Mujahedin-e Khalq August 2, 2011 We the undersigned would like to convey our concern...

  6. February 28, 2011

    Tehran protest leaders said to be in prison

    An Iranian website has claimed that the leaders of the opposition Green Movement, Mir-Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi,...

  7. February 20, 2011

    Police out in force against Tehran opposition

    Iran’s security forces clashed with supporters of the opposition Green Movement who gathered in some main squares and...

  8. February 19, 2011

    Iran loyalists issue call for executions

    Iranian government supporters have staged rallies across the country calling for the execution of opposition leaders in...

  9. February 17, 2011

    Iran judiciary chief vows to prosecute opposition leaders

    The head of Iran’s judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, has vowed to prosecute the leaders of the opposition Green Movement following...

  10. February 16, 2011

    Hardliners step up pressure on Iran opposition

    Ahmad Khatami, a senior conservative Iranian cleric, has accused opposition leaders of “fighting against God”, a charge that...

  11. February 15, 2011

    Huge hurdles face Iran’s resurgent opposition

    Iran’s opposition Green Movement is considering its next move after proving it can still muster support when hundreds of...

  12. February 14, 2011

    Vast march in Tehran defies ban

    Iranian security forces clashed with protesters as tens of thousands marched in Tehran on Monday in the biggest rally by the...

  13. February 13, 2011

    Middle East buffeted by shockwaves

    Shockwaves from the toppling of Hosni Mubarak rolled around the Middle East at the weekend, em­boldening opposition...

  14. February 11, 2011

    Iran’s opposition seeks to fire up support

    Iran’s opposition Green Movement is seeking to capitalise on the youth protests that ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak...

  15. September 1, 2010

    Ayatollah urged to protect opposition leader’s family

    The wife of one of Iran’s opposition leaders pleaded with the country’s supreme leader on Wednesday to protect her family...

  16. June 10, 2010

    Iran unrest ‘more dangerous’ than Iraq war

    The mass protests against the outcome of last year’s election were more dangerous for Iran’s regime than the war against...

  17. April 27, 2010

    Iranian opposition calls for protests

    Prominent leaders of Iran’s opposition have called on their followers to join a demonstration to mark the first anniversary...

  18. March 17, 2010

    Iran tightens security amid festival

    There were tight security measures in Tehran on Tuesday to prevent Iran’s opposition from turning a traditional festival...

  19. March 2, 2010

    Tehran closes two reformist journals

    The Iranian authorities closed two reformist journals yesterday, including a magazine close to Mehdi Karroubi, the defeated...

  20. March 1, 2010

    Tehran closes two reformist journals

    The Iranian authorities closed two reformist journals on Monday, including a magazine close to Mehdi Karroubi, the defeated...

  21. February 27, 2010

    Moussavi warns of Iran losing ‘legitimacy’

    Iran’s top opposition leader on Saturday accused the regime of “engineering” a rally on the anniversary of the Islamic...

  22. February 12, 2010

    Iran's dissidents show restraint

    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians turned out to mark the anniversary of the Islamic revolution yesterday but supporters and...

  23. February 11, 2010

    Dissidents keep low profile at Iran rally

    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians turned out to mark the the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution on Thursday but...

  24. February 11, 2010

    Treated with suspicion

    Mir-Hossein Moussavi Ran for the presidency last June and has become the regime's leading opponent. Served as prime minister...

  25. January 28, 2010

    Rival predicts Ahmadi-Nejad's exit

    Mehdi Karroubi, one of Iran's senior opposition leaders, says Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the country's president, cannot survive...

  26. January 28, 2010

    Mehdi Karroubi's political credentials

    In the two decades before the Islamic revolution of 1979, Mehdi Karroubi endured nine arrests, six years in jail, one year...

  27. January 27, 2010

    Interview transcript: Mehdi Karroubi

    Mehdi Karroubi, a reform-minded cleric,has a long background of fighting against Iran’s last dynasty and has held senior...

  28. January 27, 2010

    Early exit for Ahmadi-Nejad predicted

    Mehdi Karroubi, one of Iran’s senior opposition leaders, says Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the country’s president, cannot survive...

  29. January 2, 2010

    Opposition chief in Iran ready for martyrdom

    Mir-Hossein Moussavi, Iran's opposition leader, issued a tough and outspoken statement yesterday, declaring his willingness...

  30. January 1, 2010

    Iran’s opposition leader ready to die for his cause

    Iran’s opposition leader, Mir-Hossein Moussavi, declared his willingness to die for his cause on Friday after government...

  31. December 24, 2009

    Moussavi sacked as pressure mounts for a trial

    Iran has sacked Mir-Hossein Moussavi , the opposition leader, from his government-appointed position amid renewed calls from...

  32. December 23, 2009

    Iran strips Moussavi of government job

    Iran has sacked Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the opposition leader, from his government-appointed position amid renewed calls from...

  33. December 22, 2009

    Dissident cleric's funeral becomes opposition rally

    The funeral of Iran's most senior dissident cleric was turned yesterday into an opposition rally in the holy city of Qom,...

  34. December 21, 2009

    Tehran on alert after cleric dies

    Iranian authorities were last night making plans to prevent today's funeral of a senior dissident cleric from turning into a...

  35. December 21, 2009

    Tehran on alert after cleric death

    Iranian authorities were last night making plans to prevent today's funeral of a senior dissident cleric from turning into a...

  36. December 20, 2009

    Iran’s top dissident cleric Montazeri dies

    Iranian authorities were making plans to prevent Monday’s funeral of a senior dissident cleric from turning into a fresh...

  37. December 20, 2009

    Iran funeral turns into rally of discontent

    The body of Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri in Qom. He was once the favoured successor to Ayatollah Khomeini The...

  38. September 19, 2009

    Reformists take over Iran's day of protest

    The last Friday in the fasting month of Ramadan is known in Iran as al-Quds (Jerusalem) day, an occasion for the zealous to...

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