Flash Video Analysis: Khameini's Friday Sermon
June 19 - Iranian Supreme Leader delivered an eagerly awaited address at Friday prayers at Tehran University. In it, he signaled a hard line against public protests and strong backing for the country's "legitimate" president, Mahmud Ahmadinejad. RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari has more. [watch in English]
Continuing Coverage of Iran's Post-Election Protests
Farda Covers Spreading Unrest
June 16 -- A doctor in a Tehran ER told Radio Farda that six people were killed and dozens were shot and injured during demonstrations. A nurse at an Esfahan ER said he saw girls who were shot in the eye with a pellet gun [listen in Farsi]. A protestor in northern Tehran told Radio Farda that people are not scared anymore. "How many more can they kill?" [listen in Farsi].
June 15 -- A witness told Radio Farda: "I was walking with my 15-year-old brother when the Basij militia fired shots and my brother was hit in his kidney." [read in Farsi]
June 13 -- Another protestor said she saw security forces beat not only the protestors, but passersby, women, and children. [listen in Farsi]
All week, Radio Farda also reported live from demonstrations in Oslo, London, Paris, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Dubai, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Sydney.
Leader Faces Lose-Lose Situation
June 17 -- Religious scholar and journalist Mohammad Javad Akbarin told Radio Farda that no matter how the Supreme Leader reacts to the protests, it is a lose-lose proposition. [read in Farsi]
Seminary Teacher Doubts Election Results
June 17 -- Prominent Qom Seminary instructor Mohammad Ali Ayazi said his school has issued a statement calling for the formation of a truth committee to investigate the election results. [read in Farsi]
A "Coup" That "Betrayed the Iranian People"
June 15 -- Dissident cleric Ahmad Ghabel told Radio Farda that the establishment has staged a coup and is now intimidated because it is well aware that it has betrayed the Iranian people. [listen in Farsi]
Cleric: "Establishment Fears Democracy"
June 13 -- In an exclusive interview with Radio Farda, Iranian reformist cleric Hassan Yusefi Eshkevari said the authorities fear democracy and are taking revenge on the people, especially the youth. [read in Farsi or English]
A Vote for "No"
June 15 -- Noted dissident journalist and writer Akbar Ganji told Radio Farda that voters were trying to say "No" to the regime. [read in Farsi]