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    * Iranian Green Movement *

    جنبش سبز ایران


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    (Wikipedia) - The Green Movement refers to a series of actions after the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which protesters demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office. Green was initially used as the symbol of Mir Hossein Mousavi's campaign, but after the election it became the symbol of unity and hope for those asking for annulment of what they regarded as a fraudulent election. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are recognized as political leaders of the Green Movement. Hossein-Ali Montazeri was also mentioned as spiritual leader of the movement. Witnesses to Green Movement protests often claim that protests of this size have not been seen in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Iranian Green Movement The neutrality of this article is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved. (July 2011) Green Movement of Iran جنبش سبز ايران Leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi Mehdi Karroubi Founded June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15) Ideology Moderate Islamism Pro-Reform Nationalism Democracy Website sahamnews.org kaleme.org rahesabz.net Politics of Iran Political parties Elections The Green Movement refers to a series of actions after the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which protesters demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office. Green was initially used as the symbol of Mir Hossein Mousavi's campaign, but after the election it became the symbol of unity and hope for those asking for annulment of what they regarded as a fraudulent election. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are recognized as political leaders of the Green Movement. Hossein-Ali Montazeri was also mentioned as spiritual leader of the movement. Witnesses to Green Movement protests often claim that protests of this size have not been seen in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Contents 1 Where is my vote? 2 Legal ways 3 Calls for an Evolution, not a revolution 4 Outcome of 2009-2010 Iranian election protests 4.1 Protests 4.2 Government actions 4.2.1 Arrests 4.2.2 The Green Path of Hope 4.2.2.1 Green Wave 5 See also 6 References 7 External links Where is my vote? Where is my vote? (Persian: رأی من کجاست؟‎ raye-man kojast?) is a motto which was used during the protests. The Iranian government, headed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, released results claiming a two-thirds majority, However Mousavi had already claimed victory before the vote count was done and supporters of Mousavi and Karroubi accused the government of rigging the votes. In the aftermath of the election, protests were widened and several massive protests were held around the country by the people. The government arrested a large number of the protesters and several were killed by the police and governmental militia forces.Handala, coming and watching the Iranian Green Movement, has become a web mascot.Although the Iranian government prohibited any form of gathering by opposition-supporters in Tags:Ahmadinejad, Green Movement, Iran, Iranian, Iranian Green Movement, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mehdi, Mehdi Karroubi, Mir, Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mousavi, Persian, Politics of Iran, President, Website, Wikipedia


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