July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The international response to the crisis in Syria has been mixed since the conflict began in 2011. While Assad maintains some international support, much of the world has condemned his regime's response to the protests against his regime since the early days of the conflict. The UN has attempted ...[read more]
August 27, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 27, 2011, a Tehran prosecutor, Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, said that approximately 100 people had been pardoned and released from prison for their participation in presidential election protests in 2009 by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Amnesty International (AI) labeled Iran' ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said Saturday that approximately 100 people imprisoned for their participation in the massive 2009 presidential election protests have been pardoned and released by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Though the pardoning of "repentant" ...[read more]
June 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday pardoned or commuted the sentences of 81 protesters arrested following the disputed 2009 presidential election. The pardons were made upon the request of the head of the Supreme Judicial System of Iran, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, who descr... ...[read more]
May 3, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Journalism rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report Monday listing 40 Predators of Press Freedom throughout the world. The list includes several prominent politicians and groups including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ma... ...[read more]
August 3, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday endorsed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a new four-year term, saying that his election was a vote toward combating poverty, corruption, and discrimination. After praising Ahmadinejad as being a hard-working and prudent man, Khame... ...[read more]
June 24, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei granted a request Wednesday to allow opposition candidates five additional days to submit complaints about the contested presidential election in Iran. The Guardian Council for the Constitution made the request to allow complaints after recently rejecting protesters... ...[read more]
June 16, 2009
by Jay Carmella
Iran's Guardian Council of the Constitution said Tuesday that it would conduct a partial recount of disputed presidential election results after the country's spiritual leader and highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered an investigation on Monday into allegations of voter fraud. Kh... ...[read more]
March 20, 2009
by Brian Jackson
Iranian blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi reportedly committed suicide Wednesday after serving one month of a 30-month prison sentence for insulting Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Both the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHR) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) repor... ...[read more]
January 27, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
Two former Iranian presidents and an ex-parliamentary speaker said Sunday that they plan to appeal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to overturn a ban prohibiting moderates and reformists in Iran from running in the March 2008 parliamentary election. Former Iranian President Mohammad ...[read more]

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