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(Wikipedia) - 2009 Iran poll protests trial refers to a series of trials conducted after 2009 Iranian presidential election. Over 140 defendants, including prominent politicians, academics and writers, were put on trial for participating in the 2009 Iranian election protests. The defendants were accused of orchestrating "colour revolution" in Iran, and u201Cexposing cases of violations of human rights. u201D The trials were widely condemned by world leaders both in Iran and worldwide as a "Show trial" with coerced confessions. 2009 Iran poll protests trial 2009 Iran poll protests trial refers to a series of trials conducted after 2009 Iranian presidential election. Over 140 defendants, including prominent politicians, academics and writers, were put on trial for participating in the 2009 Iranian election protests. The defendants were accused of orchestrating "colour revolution" in Iran, and “exposing cases of violations of human rights.” The trials were widely condemned by world leaders both in Iran and worldwide as a "Show trial" with coerced confessions. Contents 1 Accused 2 Charges and confessions 3 Prosecution 3.1 Complaints about access and rights 3.2 Sentences 4 Prisoner abuse 5 International response 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links Accused On August 1, 2009 110 people were put on trial, including prominent reformists, journalists and writers. Among them were former Vice president Mohammad Ali Abtahi, former government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, former Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and Industry Minister Behzad Nabavi, reformist lawmaker Ali Tajernia, Shahaboddin Tabatabaei, journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi, and others. Other people put on trial include French Embassy employee, Nazak Afshar, nine British Embassy employees, including Hossein Rassam, Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari, and French academic Clotilde Reiss. On August 16, 25 more defendants were added to the trial. Throughout the trials, family members of the defendants and others gathered in front of the court to condemn the trial. Witnesses reported that riot police attacked the protesters outside the court. The wife of detained reformist lawmaker Ali Tajernia was arrested while outside the court. On August 28, President Ahmadinejad called on judiciary officials to “decisively” and “mercilessly” prosecute those "who organized, incited and pursued the plans of the enemies," remarks called "clearly aimed at Mir Hussein Moussavi, Mehdi Karroubi, Mohammad Khatami, and Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Charges and confessions The charges included "rioting", "vandalism" and "acting against national security", "disturbing public order," having ties with counter-revolutionary groups according to official sources. In a press conference shown on state television several of the defendants - Abtahi, Kian Tajbakhsh, Maziar Bahari - made confessions and withdrew charges against the election results they had made earlier. C

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