Riots following Iranian election results in Tehran
Iran's opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi (R) waves among his supporters while they gather to mourn Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman killed in post-election violence who has become a symbol for the opposition to Tehran's hardline leaders and other victims of recent clashes, at Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery just outside of Tehran, Iran on July 30, 2009. Hundreds of supporters of Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi gathered in central Tehran to commemorate those killed in the unrest that erupted after the June presidential election on Thursday. (UPI Photo/STR)
There's a "cynical attempt" by Tehran to silence domestic opponents of the Iranian government, British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said.
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.
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.
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.
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 human rights activists said they were "extremely concerned" about the welfare of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been missing for six weeks.
The arrest of Iranian opposition leaders indicates Tehran is misguided and shows signs of weakness, two U.S. Republican lawmakers said.
Iranian security forces have taken opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi and his wife to an undisclosed location, an anti-regime Web site claims.
Iranian security officials allegedly bombarded the home of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi with percussion grenades, his Web site claims.
Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi is under strict house arrest with even close family members unable to see him, his son says.
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