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Iranian political prisoners fast for prisoners' rights and end to their solitary confinement, 2010

Time period
26 July, 2010 to 11 August, 2010
Human Rights
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Meghan Kelly, 25/10/2015

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected President of Iran on 12 June 2009 The next day, hundreds of thousands of people peacefully protested the results, chanting “Where is my vote?,” because they believed that the election was fraudulent. Most of the protesters joined the Green Movement, a nonviolent pro-democracy group opposed to Ahmadinejad’s leadership and was led by Mir Hossein Mousavi and his spouse, Zahra Rahnavard. The Ahmadinejad regime responded violently to the protesters with its Revolutionary Guards, Basij paramilitary units, and Lebas Shakhsi forces. Many were beaten and arrested.