Iranian presidential election http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28012/all en Daughters demand contact with detained Iran opposition couple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/daughters-demand-contact-detained-iran-opposition-couple <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Two leading Iranian opposition figures held under house arrest for almost two years have been denied contact with their children, their daughters said in a statement published on Saturday.</p> <p>Mirhossein Mousavi stood in presidential elections in 2009 and became one of the figureheads of the huge street protests over allegations of vote rigging that followed. He was detained with his wife Zahra Rahnavardstood in February 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/daughters-demand-contact-detained-iran-opposition-couple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739790 at http://www.globalpost.com UN calls on Iran to stop arresting journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged Iran to stop arresting journalists after a wave of detentions that they said was a "flagrant" violation of international law.</p> <p>"The recent wave of arrests of journalists solely for carrying out their professional activities is a flagrant violation of Iran's obligations under international human rights law," four UN experts said in a joint press release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Iran Iran Iranian presidential election United Nations AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746576 at http://www.globalpost.com UN calls on Iran to stop arresting journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged Iran to stop arresting journalists after a wave of detentions they said was a "flagrant" violation of international law, even as Tehran announced a new round of arrests.</p> <p>"The recent wave of arrests of journalists solely for carrying out their professional activities is a flagrant violation of Iran's obligations under international human rights law," four UN experts said in a joint press release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/un-calls-iran-stop-arresting-journalists-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada–Iran relations Iran Iranian presidential election United Nations AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:01:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746625 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Ally of Iran's Ahmadinejad charged, freed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-ally-irans-ahmadinejad-freed-prison-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mortazavi detained after Ahmadinejad accused rival</p> <p>* Row comes before presidential election in June</p> <p>* Supreme leader calls for calm (Adds Mortazavi hearing details)</p> <p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A once-feared prosecutor at the centre of a row between two of Iran's most powerful figures was charged and freed from two days' detention on Wednesday, adding a new twist to their feud just months before the country's next presidential election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-ally-irans-ahmadinejad-freed-prison-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human rights abuses Iran Iranian presidential election Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747238 at http://www.globalpost.com Iranian authorities arrest opposition leader's daughters-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/iranian-authorities-arrest-opposition-leaders-daughters-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Iranian authorities on Monday detained two daughters of leading opposition figure Mirhossein Mousavi, a former presidential candidate held under house arrest for nearly two years, an opposition-linked website reported.</p> <p>Mousavi stood in presidential elections in 2009 and was a figurehead of the big street protests over allegations of vote rigging that followed. He is held under house arrest with his wife Zahra Rahnavard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/iranian-authorities-arrest-opposition-leaders-daughters-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:31:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752497 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran arrests opposition figure's daughters: website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/iran-arrests-opposition-figures-daughters-website <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Security forces on Monday arrested two daughters of opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi who along with his wife is under house arrest, an opposition website reported.</p> <p>"Security forces raided the home of Zahra and Narges, and arrested them in the morning," Kaleme.com, which is close to Mousavi, said without citing a source.</p> <p>The judiciary is yet to comment on the report.</p> <p>Mousavi was a leading figure guiding opposition protests against the result of the 2009 presidential election, which gave President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second four-year term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/iran-arrests-opposition-figures-daughters-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:01:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752555 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran summons opposition figure daughters for 'explanations' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/iran-summons-opposition-figure-daughters-explanations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's public prosecutor has summoned for questioning two daughters of opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been under house arrest for nearly two years, the ISNA news agency reported on Monday.</p> <p>"They were summoned... to give some explanations," ISNA quoted a spokesman for the prosecutor as saying, without giving details on the questioning. He said Zahra and Narges Mousavi would be released after their interrogation.</p> <p>A statement on the prosecutor's website denied an earlier report that the sisters had been arrested.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/iran-summons-opposition-figure-daughters-explanations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Politics of Iran Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752746 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Iran holds, questions opposition leaders' children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-iran-prosecutor-questions-opposition-leaders-daughters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Daughters, son held two years after house arrest</p> <p>* Mousavi and Karoubi stood in 2009 president vote</p> <p>* Both effectively barred from next poll in June (Adds calls from independent U.N. human rights investigators)</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Iranian authorities held and questioned two daughters of detained opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi and the son of fellow opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi for several hours on Monday, opposition websites reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/update-1-iran-prosecutor-questions-opposition-leaders-daughters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Mir-Hossein Mousavi Politics of Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:30:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752758 at http://www.globalpost.com UN voices concern over Iran opposition detentions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/un-voices-concern-over-iran-opposition-detentions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three UN human rights watchdogs on Monday expressed concern about Iran's reported arrest of family members of detained opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi, who they said should also be set free.</p> <p>In a joint statement, the monitors said Iran should release Mousavi's daughters, detained Monday, plus Mousavi and his wife, and fellow opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/un-voices-concern-over-iran-opposition-detentions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Law Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752890 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran questions opposition head's daughters: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/iran-questions-opposition-heads-daughters-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's security prosecutor questioned on Monday two daughters of leading opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been under house arrest for nearly two years, the ISNA news agency reported.</p> <p>Zahra and Narges Mousavi were summoned to "the security prosecutor ... to give some explanations," a spokesman for the Tehran prosecutor said, quoted by ISNA, without giving details on the interrogation.</p> <p>The two returned home later the same day, ISNA quoted Mohammad Saleh Noqrekar, a relative of Mousavi, as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/iran-questions-opposition-heads-daughters-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:46:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752905 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran crackdown jeopardises fair election - UN rights envoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/iran-crackdown-jeopardises-fair-election-un-rights-envoy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Arrests of journalists do not bode well, Shaheed says</p> <p>* Concerns for Iranian opposition leaders still detained</p> <p>* Envoy rejects Iran's "preposterous" claim of U.S. bribe</p> <p>* Iranian official calls U.N. report "counterproductive"</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, March 12 (Reuters) - Iran's silencing of journalists and opposition leaders could jeopardise the legitimacy of the presidential election in June, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/iran-crackdown-jeopardises-fair-election-un-rights-envoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Iran Iranian presidential election Law Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:45:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781320 at http://www.globalpost.com Ottawa turns to digital diplomacy to reach Iran ahead of June elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/ottawa-turns-digital-diplomacy-reach-iran-ahead-june-electio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Canada is seeking to restore diplomatic relations with Iran — but not the old-fashioned way.</p> <p>Instead of ambassadors and attaches, the Foreign Affairs Department is aiming to connect with Iranians directly, via social media.</p> <p>They're working with the University of Toronto's Munk School to host two days of discussions that will be live-streamed online in the hopes of reaching and inspiring Iranians ahead of June's presidential elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/ottawa-turns-digital-diplomacy-reach-iran-ahead-june-electio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Iranian presidential election Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 13:30:12 +0000 The Canadian Press 5834869 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran presidential election TV debate fails to inspire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/iran-presidential-election-tv-debate-fails-inspire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Candidates in Iran's June 14 presidential election all agree that rampant inflation is the most pressing problem, but commentators Saturday bemoaned that in a first television debate none proposed real solutions.</p> <p>Press commentators accepted the complaints of several candidates that the Friday debate's format, which gave little scope for real discussion of issues, had not helped them present their policies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/iran-presidential-election-tv-debate-fails-inspire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Politics of Iran Technology AFP Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:47:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5850016 at http://www.globalpost.com Iranian presidential candidate's staff arrested: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130602/iranian-presidential-candidates-staff-arrested-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Members of a moderate Iranian presidential candidate's campaign team were arrested on Saturday, an opposition website said, after a rally in which he criticized heightened security measures in the country.</p> <p>Supporters of Hassan Rohani also shouted slogans in support of detained opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi at the rally in Tehran, according to a video of the event posted on YouTube.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130602/iranian-presidential-candidates-staff-arrested-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hassan Rohani Iran Iranian presidential election Politics of Iran Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 02 Jun 2013 09:46:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5850244 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran reformers seek comeback in presidential vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/iran-reformers-seek-comeback-presidential-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian reformists are making a tentative return to mainstream politics with two candidates in Friday's presidential election, despite the opposition being a shadow of the movement that briefly rocked the establishment in 2009.</p> <p>Protests by the so-called Green Movement four years ago, over the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, were harshly suppressed and its leaders condemned to house arrest where they still languish.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/iran-reformers-seek-comeback-presidential-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Iranian reformists AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 03:32:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853946 at http://www.globalpost.com