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Iran’s Mousavi fired as head of Arts Institution

From BBC News

The Council for Cultural Revolution, a high-ranking body chaired by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dismissed him on Tuesday night, state media said.

Mr Mousavi had run the institution, affiliated to the president’s office, since its inception 11 years ago.

In recent days, hardliners have urged Iran’s judiciary to put Mr Mousavi on trial for instigating unrest.

Mr Mousavi came second in the June election, and anger at the result saw mass protests in Tehran and other cities that led to thousands of arrests and some deaths.

Mr Mousavi has said the poll, that returned President Ahmadinejad to power, was fraudulent.

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VOMENA Special: Iran Election Coverage

June 22, 2009  (Begins at 8 minute point)

In this program, we talk to Arang Keshavarzian, an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University who just returned from Iran. Dr. Keshavarzian  is the author of “Bazaar and State in Iran: the Politics of the Tehran Marketplace.” He is on the editorial committee of Middle East Report Quarterly and was in Iran for approximately three weeks before returning last week.

Later in the program, we  speak with Kaveh Ehsani, an Assistant Professor of International studies at Depaul University. He is also a member of the editorial committee of the Middle East Report Quarterly as well as the editor of an independent journal of social analysis in Iran called “the Dialogue.”

Flashpoints – June 22, 2009 at 5:00pm

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