Mawlana (Molavi) Abdol-Hamid, the famous Sunni cleric in Iran, has declared that most Sunnis are inclined to vote for the incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, in the upcoming May 19 election, despite their complaints about his government.
Voicing its condemnation of Iranian authorities for keeping human rights activist and journalist Hangameh Shahidi behind bars, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has appealed for her unconditional release.
On May 12, the Iranian “Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan” announced in a statement that its founder, Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand, was released from the Evin prison in Tehran after serving his sentence of 10 years.
The head of the Civilian and Revolutionary Courts in the north-eastern city of Gorgan has confirmed the arrest of 60 girls and boys at a “night party.”
The U.S. national intelligence director says the security situation in Afghanistan will “almost certainly” continue to “deteriorate” over the next 18 months.
Former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has reiterated that he is not supporting any of the six presidential candidates.
Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran, has accused the country’s regime of attempting to maintain its tyranny through fraud disguised as the presidential election.
The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned the candidates in the upcoming May 19 presidential election against any possible attempts to go against national interests.
A government spokesman has told one of the presidential candidates in the upcoming May 19 election that the wealthy foundation he heads must also pay taxes.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador on May 9 in Islamabad to formally protest a recent ultimatum issued by the head of Iran’s armed forces against Pakistan.