June 16, 2011

Iran's Opposition Has Fractured the Regime

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Christian Science Monitor

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Celebrated in June 2009 as a model of nonviolent protest against autocracy, the Iranian Green Movement has lost much of its strength and mobilizing capacity inside Iran while the Arab Spring has toppled regimes across the region.

 

In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak is under arrest. But in Iran, the two defeated candidates in the disputed presidential elections of June 2009 who played such an important role in giving birth to the Green Movement–Mir Hossein Mousavi a former prime minister, and Mehdi Karroubi, a cleric and a former parliament speaker–are the ones under house arrest...

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TAGGED: Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karoubi, Ali Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran

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