Conspiracy Trial for 100 Dissidents Begins in Iran

[New York Times] Robert F. Worth and Nazila Fathi - The Iranian authorities opened an extraordinary mass trial against more than 100 opposition figures on Saturday, accusing them of conspiring with foreign powers to stage a revolution through terrorism, subversion, and a media campaign to discredit last month's presidential election. The trial comes just days before President Ahmadinejad is to be sworn in for a second term. The defendants included Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, Stanford historian Abbas Milani, former deputy parliament speaker Behzad Nabavi, former deputy economy minister Mohsen Safai-Farahani, and Iranian-American scholar Kian Tajbakhsh. Opposition leaders protested that the defendants had no access to lawyers or to details of the charges against them.

2009-08-04 06:00:00

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