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6 Iranians on Trial for Postelection Protests

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Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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Just three months ago, protesters took to the streets in Iran in reaction to what they saw as irregularities in the nation’s presidential elections.

Six people are on trial in Iran for allegedly stirring up trouble and “undermining the Islamic government system” after the country’s controversial presidential elections in June. Some critics are calling the legal actions “show trials,” according to the BBC.

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One of the defendants is the student activist and human rights campaigner, Abdollah Momeni.

Opposition critics have denounced the court sessions as show trials.

More than a hundred people were put on trial in August.

Reformist former President Mohammad Khatami last month said trial confessions by moderates were made in “extraordinary conditions” and were invalid.

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