Iran’s main opposition daily newspaper banned

TEHRAN - The Tehran prosecutor’s office has temporarily banned the country’s main opposition newspaper Etemad Melli, the daily’s website reported Monday.

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Iran’s new chief judge hints at trials for security agents accused in abusing prisoners

Iran chief judge hints at trials for prison abuse

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state television says the country’s new judiciary chief has promised to bring to trial violators of the people’s rights to account, suggesting he would prosecute security agents accused of torture in the postelection crackdown.

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Iran puts 25 more people on trial over protests

TEHRAN - Iran Sunday put 25 more people on trial for participating in the demonstrations over alleged irregularities in the June 12 presidential elections, a media report said.

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Iran puts more activists, including Jewish teen, on trial for the post-election turmoil

Iran tries more activists in post-election turmoil

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran put on trial Sunday 25 more activists and opposition supporters, including a Jewish teenager, for their alleged involvement in the post-election turmoil.

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Iran trials to continue; 12 policemen, judge to be charged

TEHRAN - The trial of Iranian dissidents was set to continue Sunday, while at least 12 police officials and a judge face charges of mishandling political prisoners, ILNA news agency reported Saturday.

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Iran parliament speaker’s brother to head judiciary

TEHRAN - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday appointed the brother of parliament speaker and former chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani as the new chief of Iran’s judiciary.

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Iran’s ex-president slams detainees’ trial as ’stage show’

TEHRAN - Iran’s pro-reform former president Mohammad Khatami slammed the trial of 100 activists detained during the post-election unrest as a “stage show”, his website reported Sunday.

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Iranians charged with pushing ‘Velvet Revolution’

TEHRAN - A group of demonstrators, political activists and journalists faced charges of fomenting a “Velvet Revolution” in the Islamic state as their trial began Saturday, Iranian media reported.

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US concerned over Iranian police break-up of mourners’ protest

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON - The US was “disturbed” by reports of Iranian police and security forces breaking up a demonstration by mourners remembering those killed in recent post-election clashes, a State Department official said.

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Tehran frees prisoners, but not reformist officials: Report

TEHRAN - No reformist officials were among the 140 prisoners released by Iranian authorities, the Etemad newspaper reported Wednesday.

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