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Britain sees culture of repression in Iran

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- There's a "cynical attempt" by Tehran to silence domestic opponents of the Iranian government, British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said.

Iran pressed on political freedoms

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities are called on by the United Nations to take measures that ensure the political system is open to all voices, a special envoy said.

Early concerns raised for Iranian election

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said an "obsessive" campaign in Iran against journalists and rights lawyers suggest the country has no interest in a free political system.

Pro-reform voices emerge in Iran

TEHRAN, June 26 (UPI) -- An Iranian political leader said it was time for pro-reform movements to return to the country's political landscape for the sake of the country.

Free rights leader, HRW tells Iran

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on Tehran to overturn an 18-year prison sentence given to one of the founders of a banned human rights group.
Iranian opposition leader missing

Iranian opposition leader missing

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Iranian human rights activists said they were "extremely concerned" about the welfare of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been missing for six weeks.
U.S. lawmakers react to Iranian arrests

U.S. lawmakers react to Iranian arrests

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The arrest of Iranian opposition leaders indicates Tehran is misguided and shows signs of weakness, two U.S. Republican lawmakers said.
Iranian opposition leader missing?

Iranian opposition leader missing?

TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian security forces have taken opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi and his wife to an undisclosed location, an anti-regime Web site claims.
Opposition under attack in Iran

Opposition under attack in Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian security officials allegedly bombarded the home of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi with percussion grenades, his Web site claims.

Karroubi under house arrest in Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi is under strict house arrest with even close family members unable to see him, his son says.
Iran's opposition leader under arrest

Iran's opposition leader under arrest

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi was put under house arrest after calling for mass rallies in solidarity with Arab protesters, his relatives said.
Tehran thrives on chaos, Karroubi says

Tehran thrives on chaos, Karroubi says

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The regime in Tehran depends on international and domestic calamities to justify its existence, Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said.

Tehran denies ties to Karroubi raids

TEHRAN, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Violence at the home of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi was the act of militant individuals, a statement from the Revolutionary Guard Corps read.

Opposition figure challenges Khamenei

TEHRAN, July 20 (UPI) -- The supreme leader of Iran must answer for his stance on the Iranian prison system, a former aide to Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi said.

Sanctions benefit IRGC, Karroubi says

TEHRAN, July 12 (UPI) -- The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is profiting from U.S. and international sanctions on Iran, opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said.

Threats don't bring unity, Karroubi says

TEHRAN, June 29 (UPI) -- Unity among the people of Iran can't be secured through intimidating messages, Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said.
Conservatives protest Iran's Karroubi

Conservatives protest Iran's Karroubi

TEHRAN, March 15 (UPI) -- A small group of hard-line supporters, during demonstrations in front of his home, called for Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi to face justice.
Poll will test Iran's public pulse

Poll will test Iran's public pulse

TEHRAN, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A national poll in Iran is a legal way to determine how the public views the important issues of the day, said opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi.

Karroubi recognizes Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi told a state news agency he recognizes President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the head of the government.

Karroubi accuses Tehran of duplicity

TEHRAN, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi accused the regime in Tehran of undermining the public trust by allegedly meeting with U.S. officials in New York.

Karroubi could face trial for abuse claims

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi could stand trial for his claims that detained dissidents were abused in prison, Iran's state-run media reports.

Hard-line cleric calls for Mousavi arrest

TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian reformist leaders such as one-time presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi should be arrested, a senior hard-line cleric says.

Iran's Karroubi blasts Ahmadinejad, Obama

TEHRAN, May 19 (UPI) -- Iranian Reformist presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi said he would engage Washington if actions, not words, emerged from the White House.

Iranian candidate adopts 'Change' platform

TEHRAN, April 28 (UPI) -- Iranian Reformist presidential contender Mehdi Karroubi announced he has adopted "Change" as his campaign slogan for the June contest.

Mousavi seeks unity government

TEHRAN, April 14 (UPI) -- Iranian presidential contender Mir-Hossein Mousavi reached out to Principlist rivals in the hopes of ruling with a unity government, party officials said.
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