The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of people arrested last week during a prayer service in support of activists detained following protests after June’s presidential election, Amnesty International has said.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for proper protection from violence and abuse for Iranian exiles living in Iraq, citing the situation in Ashraf refugee camp. He hopes British influence can play a role.
Following the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets yesterday, a new wave of protests has begun in Iran about claims of election fixing and lack of freedom. Amid a state clamp-down, the internet is being used to assist protesters.
Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have come out onto the streets in Iran to protest against what they see as 'fixed' elections. The government is arresting and imprisoning opponents and human rights activists.