Mir-Hossein Mousavi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28013/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 5739790 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran cracks down on media before election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/iran-cracks-down-media-election <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>* News outlets have been critical of government</p> <p>* 2009 vote prompted accusations of rigging, riots</p> <p>* Authorities mindful of more protests</p> <p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have arrested more than a dozen journalists in the past two days over their links to "anti-revolutionary" media, Iranian media reported, in what appeared to be a coordinated crackdown on the press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/iran-cracks-down-media-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Iran Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:45:31 +0000 5740397 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 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 5752555 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 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 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 5752905 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran accuses U.N. rights investigator of taking U.S. bribe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/iran-accuses-un-rights-investigator-taking-us-bribe <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, March 8 (Reuters) - An Iranian official has accused the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic of receiving bribes from the United States, a news agency reported on Friday.</p> <p>In a report last month, the investigator Ahmed Shaheed said Iran had failed to investigate "widespread, systemic and systematic violations of human rights" and urged Tehran to immediately release detained human rights advocates, journalists and lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/iran-accuses-un-rights-investigator-taking-us-bribe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Mir-Hossein Mousavi Mohammad-Javad Larijani War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:00:58 +0000 5777347 at http://www.globalpost.com Insight: Ahead of vote, 'kidnapped' Iran reformists imprisoned at home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/insight-ahead-vote-kidnapped-iran-reformists-imprisoned-at-home <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) - Four years after Iranians took to the streets to demonstrate against the results of a presidential election, the authorities are taking no chances this time, keeping opposition leaders confined under house arrest with doors and windows welded shut.</p> <p>When Iran elects a new president on Friday, authorities are determined to prevent a repeat of the street unrest that posed the biggest challenge to the Islamic Republic's ruling system since its birth in the 1979 revolution.</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/130611/insight-ahead-vote-kidnapped-iran-reformists-imprisoned-at-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian presidential election Mir-Hossein Mousavi Mirhossein Mousavi Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:33:25 +0000 5855308 at http://www.globalpost.com Outburst abruptly ends Iranian president-elect's news conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/outburst-abruptly-ends-iranian-president-elects-news-conference <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 (Reuters) - The first news conference held by Iran's president-elect Hassan Rohani ended suddenly on Monday when a man in the audience sprang up and shouted a slogan in favor of reformist leader Mirhossein Mousavi, held under house arrest since 2011.</p> <p>"Rohani remember, Mirhossein must be (present)," the man shouted live on state television as security guards bundled him away. Rohani left the dais and state television cut to scenes of people voting and music.</p> <p>(Writing by Jon Hemming; Editing by Janet Lawrence)</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> Mir-Hossein Mousavi Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:32:45 +0000 5858917 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Iran president urges release of all political prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/former-iran-president-urges-release-all-political-prisoners <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 (Reuters) - Reformist former president Mohammad Khatami called for all political prisoners in Iran to be freed following a decision to pardon 80 people in an easing of the Islamic Republic's strict security policies.</p> <p>The pardons were in keeping with moderate President Hassan Rouhani's pledge to loosen a repressive security grip that Iranians say has been prevalent since the 2009 re-election of his hardline conservative predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</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/130926/former-iran-president-urges-release-all-political-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iranian reformists Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:46:51 +0000 5945181 at http://www.globalpost.com Tolerance can resolve Iran political prisoner issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131207/tolerance-can-resolve-iran-political-prisoner-issue <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 President Hassan Rouhani told university students Saturday that tolerance could resolve the issue of political prisoners, as some of them chanted for opposition leaders under house arrest to be freed.</p> <p>"My government is committed to the promises it has made to the people, but we need to create internal consensus to achieve the objectives," Rouhani told students at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.</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/131207/tolerance-can-resolve-iran-political-prisoner-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hassan Rouhani Iran Mir-Hossein Mousavi Politics Politics of Iran War AFP Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:11:18 +0000 6012703 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-nuclear negotiator close to Rouhani back in Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131231/ex-nuclear-negotiator-close-rouhani-back-iran <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>A former nuclear negotiator close to President Hassan Rouhani who was sentenced to two years in prison in 2008 for actions against "national security" has returned to Iran, media reported Tuesday.</p> <p>"I have returned to Iran to stay," Hossein Moussavian told reporters Monday at the funeral for the mother of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to the IRNA news agency.</p> <p>Moussavian was the spokesman for Iran's negotiating team when it was headed by Rouhani from 2003-2005.</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/131231/ex-nuclear-negotiator-close-rouhani-back-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mir-Hossein Mousavi AFP Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:05:04 +0000 6032475 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's opposition leader transferred to his home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140202/irans-opposition-leader-transferred-his-home <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 opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi, detained for three years at a safe house for orchestrating anti-government protests, has been moved home but still kept under house arrest, his son said Sunday.</p> <p>Karroubi and fellow opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and Karroubi have been held incommunicado under separate house arrests since February 2011 for orchestrating massive, unprecedented street protests sparked by a disputed presidential election in 2009.</p> <p>Karroubi "was transferred to his home last night," his son, Hossein Karroubi told ISNA news agency.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140202/irans-opposition-leader-transferred-his-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Mehdi Karroubi Mehdi Karroubi Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology AFP Sun, 02 Feb 2014 16:45:53 +0000 6059501 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's opposition leader transferred to his home http://www.globalpost.com/node/6059502 <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 opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi, detained for three years at a safe house for orchestrating anti-government protests, has been moved home but still kept under house arrest, his son said Sunday.</p> <p>Karroubi and fellow opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and Karroubi have been held incommunicado under separate house arrests since February 2011 for orchestrating massive, unprecedented street protests sparked by a disputed presidential election in 2009.</p> <p>Karroubi "was transferred to his home last night," his son, Hossein Karroubi told ISNA news agency.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6059502" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Mehdi Karroubi Mehdi Karroubi Mir-Hossein Mousavi Technology AFP Sun, 02 Feb 2014 16:45:53 +0000 6059502 at http://www.globalpost.com