Iran is widening its crackdown on dissent and continuing to arrest
opposition activists following Sunday's anti-government protests and
Iranian opposition groups say about 10 people were arrested Tuesday,
including a prominent journalist. Authorities had detained at least
eight opposition figures earlier.
(Shapour Kazemi,) a brother-in-law of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is reportedly among those arrested Tuesday.
Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi issued a statement saying
her sister Nooshin was jailed Monday. Nooshin Ebadi is a medical
lecturer in Tehran.
Opposition Web sites reported new protests and clashes between students and security forces at a university in Tehran Tuesday.
The same day, Iranian government TV announced a crackdown at top
Iranian universities against students it described as being
"responsible for seditious acts."
Two days after Ashura observances turned into massive anti-government
rallies, Iran's government TV went on the offensive, showing images of
pro-government demonstrations across the country Tuesday.
Iranian state-run media say eight people were killed Sunday when tens
of thousands joined anti-government protests in several major cities.
Authorities denied opposition claims that security forces opened fire
on the demonstrations.