Zahra Rahnavard

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Mousavi's Wife Sees 'Martial Law' in Iran

(Newser) - Zahra Rahnavard, wife of opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, today reassured Iranians that she had not been arrested, but called on the regime to release those who had, AFP reports. In a statement on her husband’s website, she condemned the crackdown, saying it was “as if martial... More »

Thank Women for Iran's Revolution

(Newser) - Americans like to thank Barack Obama or George Bush or even Twitter for Iran’s revolution, but the real movers and shakers are Iran’s women, writes Anne Applebaum in the Washington Post. They’ve spent years organizing and campaigning for equal rights, and their presence in the streets “... More »

This Woman May Take Down Ahmadinejad

Wife of reformist candidate strikes a blow in Iran

(Newser) - Tomorrow Iran goes to the polls in a critical presidential election that could see Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tossed out of office. As Der Spiegel reports, Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister with a reputation for clean governance, is riding a wave of support—thanks in part to his wife, a... More »

Iran's Election Gets Nasty

(Newser) - The run-up to Friday’s presidential election has been the most heated Iran has ever seen, the New York Times reports. The candidates have accused each other of corruption, bribery, and torture, and every night the streets of Tehran erupt, with thousands dancing, fighting, and demonstrating. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is... More »

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