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2009 Iranian presidential election protests

Protests against the highly controversial 2009 Iranian presidential election results (Persian: اعتراضات علیه نتایج انتخابات ریاست جمهوری سال ۱۳۸۸‎) (a disputed victory by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), in support of opposition candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, occurred in major cities nationwide from 2009 into early 2010.

2009 Iranian presidential election

Iran's tenth presidential election was held on 12 June 2009, with incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running against three challengers.

2009 Iranian presidential election

there were large irregularities in the results and people were surprised by them, which resulted in protests of millions of iranians, across every iranian city and around the world and the emergence of the opposition iranian green movement.

Iranian Green Movement

The Iranian Green Movement (Persian: جنبش سبز ایران‎), also known as the Persian Awakening or Persian Spring by the western media, refers to a political movement that arose after the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which protesters demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office.

Iranian Green Movement

some have claimed that green movement protests were a major event in iran's modern political history and observers claimed that protests were the largest since the iranian revolution of 1978–79.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (Persian: میرحسین موسوی خامنه‎, Mīr-Hoseyn Mūsavī Khāmené, ; born 2 March 1942) is an Iranian reformist politician, artist and architect who served as the seventy-ninth and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

he was a reformist candidate for the 2009 presidential election and eventually the leader of the opposition in the post-election unrest.

2009 Iranian presidential election protests

candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, occurred in major cities nationwide from 2009 into early 2010

Mehdi Karroubi

Mehdi Karroubi (Persian: مهدی کروبی‎, Mehdī Karrūbĩ, born 26 September 1937) is an Iranian Shia cleric and reformist politician leading the National Trust Party.

Mehdi Karroubi

following 2009–2010 iranian election protests, karroubi was put under house arrest in february 2011 – reportedly ordered by the supreme leader of iran – without officially being charged, although he is accused of being a "seditionist" and "traitor".

2009 Iranian presidential election

was held on 12 June 2009, with incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running against three challengers

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Persian: محمود احمدی‌نژاد‎, Mahmud Ahmadenezhâdborn 28 October 1956) is an Iranian politician who served as the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2013.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

his election to a second term in 2009 was widely disputed and caused widespread protests domestically and drew significant international criticism.

Iranian Green Movement

refers to a political movement that arose after the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which protesters demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office

Ali Khamenei

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Persian: سید علی حسینی خامنه‌ای‎,born 19 April 1939) is a Twelver Shia Marja' and the second and current supreme leader of Iran, in office since 1989.

Ali Khamenei

there have been major protests during khamenei's reign, including the 1994 qazvin protests, the 1999 iranian student protests, the 2009 iranian presidential election protests, the 2011–12 iranian protests, the 2017–18 iranian protests, and 2018–2019 iranian general strikes and protests.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

is an Iranian reformist politician, artist and architect who served as the seventy-ninth and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989

Timeline of the 2009 Iranian election protests

Following the 2009 Iranian presidential election, protests against alleged electoral fraud and in support of opposition candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi occurred in Tehran and other major cities in Iran and around the world starting after the disputed presidential election on 2009 June 12 and continued even after the inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as President of Iran on 5 August 2009.

Timeline of the 2009 Iranian election protests

this is a timeline of the events which occurred during those protests.

Mehdi Karroubi

is an Iranian Shia cleric and reformist politician leading the National Trust Party

Basij

The Basij (Persian: بسيج‎, lit. "The Mobilization"), Niruyeh Moghavemat Basij (Persian: نیروی مقاومت بسیج‎, "Mobilisation Resistance Force"), full name Sāzmān-e Basij-e Mostaz'afin (Persian: سازمان بسیج مستضعفین‎, "The Organization for Mobilization of the Oppressed"), is one of the five forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Basij

the force was often present and reacting to the widespread 2009 iranian election protests and 2017–18 iranian protests.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

is an Iranian politician who served as the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2013

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) (Persian: سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی‎, Sepâh-e Pâsdârân-e Enghelâb-e Eslâmi, 'Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution' or Sepâh for short) is a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces, founded after the Iranian Revolution on 22 April 1979 by order of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

its expanded social, political, military and economic role under president mahmoud ahmadinejad's administration—especially during the 2009 presidential election and post-election suppression of protest—has led many western analysts to argue that its political power has surpassed even that of the country's shia clerical system.

Ali Khamenei

is a Twelver Shia Marja' and the second and current supreme leader of Iran, in office since 1989

Death of Neda Agha-Soltan

The death of Neda Agha-Soltan (Persian: ندا آقاسلطان‎ – Nedâ Âghâ-Soltân; 23 January 1983 – 20 June 2009) drew worldwide attention after she was shot dead during the 2009 Iranian election protests.

Timeline of the 2009 Iranian election protests

candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi occurred in Tehran and other major cities in Iran and around the world starting after the disputed presidential election on 2009 June 12 and continued even after the inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as President of Iran on 5 August 2009