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December 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Iran's leading opposition figure was released Thursday, two weeks after he was arrested on charges of "desecrating religious sanctities." Ebrahim Yazdi was freed by the Islamic Revolutionary Court following an investigation and after he posted bail, the Islamic Republic News Agency said. Yazdi, the 66-year-old head of the token legal opposition group Iran Freedom Movement, was questioned by the court Dec. 14 and then incarcerated, his group said.
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July 6, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
The top figure of Iran's nascent political reform movement, opposition presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, will launch a political party to pursue his goals, a reformist newspaper reported Sunday. Iranian officials, meanwhile, released a jailed European journalist and the lawyer of an imprisoned employee of the British Embassy in Tehran said he was confident that his client's case would be resolved.
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July 6, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
The top figure of Iran's nascent political reform movement, opposition presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, will launch a political party to pursue his goals, a reformist newspaper reported Sunday. Iranian officials, meanwhile, released a jailed European journalist and the lawyer of an imprisoned employee of the British Embassy in Tehran said he was confident that his client's case would be resolved.
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December 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Iran's leading opposition figure was released Thursday, two weeks after he was arrested on charges of "desecrating religious sanctities." Ebrahim Yazdi was freed by the Islamic Revolutionary Court following an investigation and after he posted bail, the Islamic Republic News Agency said. Yazdi, the 66-year-old head of the token legal opposition group Iran Freedom Movement, was questioned by the court Dec. 14 and then incarcerated, his group said.
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March 4, 2005 | Sonni Efron and Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writers
The Bush administration is considering a more aggressive effort to foster opposition inside Iran and seeking ways to use a new $3-million fund to support activists without exposing them to the risk of arrest. The approach would represent a change since President Bush's first term, when the administration was more wary of such potentially dangerous moves, officials said.
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