Insight - Rouhani faces pressure for release of Iran's political prisoners


  • World
  • Thursday, 27 Aug 2015

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the closing statement for the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Having struck a historic nuclear deal to end decades of enmity between Iran and the West, President Hassan Rouhani faces a fresh challenge at home, to win the release of leading political prisoners whose case has polarized the Islamic Republic.

Former presidential candidates Mir Hussein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, along with Moussavi’s wife Zahra Rahnavard, have been under house arrest since 2011.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In World

Stabbed Sydney Assyrian bishop says recovering quickly, forgives attacker
Croatian ruling party wins election without majority
Prince William returns to public duties after wife Kate's cancer revelation
U.S. stocks retreat on little progress in fighting inflation
Roundup: U.S. crude supplies up, other petroleum data mixed
U.S. oil imports, exports up last week
U.S. crude oil production unchanged last week
Feature: Growing translation efforts fuel popularity of Chinese literature in T�rkiye
UNHCR provides medical assistance to healthcare centers in Libya
'We will teach by candlelight': Argentine students and teachers protest Milei budget cuts

Others Also Read