Omid Memarian | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
8 Apr 11
Tehran's efforts to ward off creation of special rapporteur post come to nothing.
25 Feb 11
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei may finally be losing patience with wayward president.
13 Oct 10
Hossein Derakhshan had hoped to return Iran safely, but hardliners arrested him and made him centrepiece of “coup plot” case.
17 Sep 10
Iran’s president pretends he had nothing to do with detaining alleged spies, but reveals himself by taking credit for Sarah Shourd’s release.
7 Sep 10
Saeed Mortazavi’s long career as prosecutor of dissidents founders amid mounting anger at mistreatment of post-election protesters.
9 Jun 10
Abolghasem Salavat, dubbed “Judge of Death”, and two colleagues have presided over most political trials since last year’s unrest.
29 Apr 10
Probe could cast doubt on Ahmadinejad’s claim to fight graft.
28 Feb 10
Denying rights abuses could prove costly for Tehran, both economically and politically.
10 Feb 10
Hardline Iranian judiciary likely to execute more dissidents.
25 Jan 10
Targeted sanctions likely to pose serious problems for the Tehran regime, but it remains defiant.