Iran Election

A Brief Outlook on Upcoming Presidential and Local Elections in Iran

Iran’s presidential and municipal elections, scheduled for May 19, will be held with the familiar pattern of candidate disqualification seen in the past. Six men, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, will vie for the presidency out of 1636 individuals who registered as candidates. Some candidates might drop out in remaining days in favor of others, however. ... Read more

Video Witness Statement of Majid Abedinzadeh Moghaddam: A Prisoner in Kahrizak during the 2009 Post-Election Protests

Majid Abedinzadeh Moghadam was imprisoned in Kahrizak Detention Center for participating in the protests following the 2009 elections. There, he and over a hundred other detainees were subjected to systematic physical and psychological torture, including beatings and imprisonment in a hot and crowded warehouse. Following several days of violent mistreatment, Moghaddam witnessed the death of one of his fellow detainees. Watch video

Three million Mousavi supporters reported to have gathered at Azadi Square

Conservative politician and mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, informally reported to Parliament that a minimum of three million Mir Hossein Mousavi supporters gathered in Azadi square. ... Read more

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