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Unrest in Iran: Protests, Arrests, and Deaths Source Data

July 31, 2009
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Date
Location
Participants
Incident Type
Opposition vs. Pro-Government
Corroborated vs. Uncorroborated
Notes
6/13/2009
Tehran
5,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Number said to be in "thousands"[1]
6/13/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Photo essay[2]
6/14/2009
Mashhad
35
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
35 arrested in capital Mashad, 53 arrested elsewhere[3]
6/14/2009
Rasht
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Protests reported[4]
6/14/2009
Tehran
5
Death
Opposition
Corroborated
Unverified but 5 names have been released through several non-official channels[5]
6/14/2009
Tehran
170
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Arrested during protests- Among those arrested were: Mohsen Aminzadeh, Zoherh Aghajari, Saeed Shariati, Zahra Mojaradi, Mohammad Reza Khatami, Mostafa Tajzadeh, Shahab Tabatabaei, Behzad Basho, Khalil Mir Ashrafi, Abdolreza Tajik, Somayeh Tohidloo, Ahmad Zeydabadi, Kivan Samimi Behbani, Abdolreza Tajik, Mahssa
Amrabadi[6]
6/14/2009
Tehran
200
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Relatives of reformists[7]
6/14/2009
Tehran
200
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Stone-throwing protestors clashing with police[8]
6/14/2009
Tehran
300
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
"Hundreds"- range from 100 to 700[9]
6/14/2009
Tehran
650
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
500 students and 150 lecturers staged a sit-in at Amir Kabir University[10]
6/14/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/15/2009
Isfahan
1
Death
Pro-Government
Uncorroborated
Govt supporter rammed his truck into group of protesters[12]
6/15/2009
Khorasan Razavi
53
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
35 arrested in capital Mashad, 53 arrested elsewhere[13]
6/15/2009
Mashhad
2,500
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Account of an eyewitness, Range: 2000-3000[14]
6/15/2009
Shiraz
1
Death
Opposition
Corroborated
6/15/2009
Shiraz
100
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
More than 100 students were arrested during protests at Shiraz University[16]
6/15/2009
Shiraz
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/15/2009
Shiraz
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/15/2009
Tabriz
2
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
According to an uncorroborated eyewitness, 2 people were killed in Tabriz on Monday. [19]
6/15/2009
Tabriz
2
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Doctor Ghaffari Farzadi and Amir Mardani, both affiliated with Tabriz University, were arrested[20]
6/15/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/15/2009
Tehran
7
Death
Opposition
Corroborated
Reuters now reporting that 7 people were killed in Monday's protest[22]
6/15/2009
Tehran
350
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Students- range from 300-400[23]
6/15/2009
Tehran
3,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/15/2009
Tehran
600,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
"Hundreds of thousands"- range from 200,000 to 1,000,000,000[25]
6/15/2009
Tehran
See note
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Range from 3-8[26]
6/15/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mohsen Makouee Rouhani[27]
6/15/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
Beaten
Opposition
Corroborated
Police officers sent to rescue Basij in Azadi square were beaten by protesters[28]
6/15/2009
Tehran (also reported in Isfahan; Shiraz; Tabriz)
175
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Numbers range from 150-200[29]
6/15/2009
Tehran; Gohardasht-Karaj; Tabriz; Babol; Zahedan; Esfehan; Shiraz; Ahvaz
4
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Only mention, unsubstantiated[30]
6/15/2009
Zahedan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/16/2009
Ahvaz
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Protests reported[32]
6/16/2009
Bushehr
2
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Hamideh Mahhozi and Amanollah Shojaei arrested[33]
6/16/2009
Hamadan
21
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Students and professors[34]
6/16/2009
Isfahan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/16/2009
Kermanshah
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/16/2009
Mashhad
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/16/2009
Mazandaran
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/16/2009
Orumiyeh
2
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/16/2009
Orumiyeh
3,000
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Clear that protests have occurred in Orumiyeh but numbers are unverified.[40]
6/16/2009
Qom
Unspecified
Protest
Pro-Government
Uncorroborated
Protest against Rafsanjani, a Mousavi backer[41]
6/16/2009
Shiraz
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/16/2009
Sistan va Baluchistan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/16/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Leading reformist Mohammad Ali Abtahi was arrested on Tuesday.[44]
6/16/2009
Tehran
7
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Saeed Hajarian, former adviser to Khatami, Behzad Nabavi, Mohammad Tavassoli, Abdollah Ramazanzadeh, Abdolfattah Soltani, arrested[45]
6/16/2009
Tehran
1
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Individual worked for Interior Ministry and supposedly leaked info on actual election result tally.[46]
6/16/2009
Tehran
1
Attacked
Opposition
Corroborated
Basij attacked Dr. Akbar Alami's house[47]
6/16/2009
Tehran
1
Injured
Opposition
Corroborated
Man shot in neck by Basij- fate unclear[48]
6/16/2009
Tehran
3
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
3 reportedly killed during Tuesday's protests[49]
6/16/2009
Tehran
800
Protested
Opposition
Corroborated
University of Tehran Students[50]
6/16/2009
Tehran
2000
N/A
Pro-Government
Uncorroborated
University of Tehran; Twitter post- uncorroborated [51]
6/16/2009
Tehran
5,000
Protest
Pro-Government
Corroborated
"thousands" of Ahmadinejad supporters[52]
6/16/2009
Tehran
15,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
"Tens of thousands" 10,000-20,000[53]
6/16/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
N/A
Pro-Government
Uncorroborated
Uncorroborated Twitter: police unarmed[54]
6/16/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Mousavi supporters in front of IRIB building in N.Tehran[55]
6/16/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
N/A
Unclear
Uncorroborated
Uncorroborated Twitter: shots in Daar-abad[56]
6/16/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
Crackdown
Opposition
Corroborated
IR has banned foreign journalists from leaving offices[57]
6/16/2009
Tehran
Unspecified
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
"Agents" of unrest arrested. No further details[58]
6/16/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Saleh Dadem[59]
6/16/2009
Zahedan, Tabriz, Mashhad, Babol, and Shiraz
13
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Could include more than 13 in other cities[60]
6/16/2009
Zanjan Province
7
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/17/2009
Shiraz
7
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Uncorroborated[62]
6/17/2009
Shiraz
Unspecified
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Students released from prison[63]
6/17/2009
Tabriz
100
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Human rights groups report 100+ people arrested in Tabriz[64]
6/17/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Ebrahim Yazdi, former foreign minister arrested[65]
6/17/2009
Tehran
5
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Journalist Saeed Laylaz and Mohammad-Reza Jalaipour arrested- Jalaipour arrested after several hours. Mohammad Atrianfa,, Karim Arghandepour and Jahanbakhsh Khanjani also arrested[66]
6/17/2009
Tehran
300,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Estimates range from 100,000-500,000 according to the Guardian[67]
6/18/2009
Tehran
400,000
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Estimates range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands[68]
6/18/2009
Arak
20,000
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Student sit-in at Arak University[69]
6/18/2009
Babol
4
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
4 students arrested[70]
6/18/2009
Hormozgan
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Ali Shojai[71]
6/18/09
Isfahan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/18/09
Orumiyeh
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/18/09
Rasht
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/18/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Musa Saket arrested[75]
6/18/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mojtaba Kazemi[76]
6/18/09
Tehran
55
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/18/09
Tehran
120
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/18/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mohammad Sonetagar[79]
6/18/09
Zahedan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/18/09
Zanjan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/19/09
Tehran
10,000
Protest
Pro-government
Corroborated
6/20/2009
Ahwaz
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Unconfirmed rioting[83]
6/20/2009
Babolsar, Mazandaran
11
Arrest
Unclear
Corroborated
Students arrested[84]
6/20/2009
Isfahan
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Unconfirmed rioting[85]
6/20/2009
Mashad
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Unconfirmed rioting[86]
6/20/2009
Qazvin
4
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/20/2009
Tabriz
Unspecified
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Unconfirmed rioting[88]
6/20/2009
Tehran
19
Death
Opposition
Corroborated
13 (state TV), 19 (hospital sources)[89]
6/20/2009
Tehran
131
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Unconfirmed reports of up to 150 deaths[90]
6/20/2009
Tehran
3,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Thousands of Mousavi supporters[91]
6/20/2009
Tehran
5
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Five family members of Rafsanjani[92]
6/20/2009
Tehran
1
Death
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Suicide bomber outside Khomeini mausoleum[93]
6/22/2009
Tehran
450
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
As reported by state radio. Included in the group are Rajabali Mazrouei, Mohsen Safaei Farahani, Mohammad Ghoochani, Jila Baniyaghoob, Jila Baniyaghoob[94]
6/20/2009
Tehran
4
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Activists, journalists[95]
6/20/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mehdi Zabouli[96]
6/21/2009
Karaj
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Amir Kolhar, student at Azad University in Karaj[97]
6/21/2009
Lahijan
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Ebrahim Khoshchehreh arrested[98]
6/21/2009
Shiraz
2
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Student activists arrested[99]
6/21/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Majid Dari[100]
6/21/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Ebrahim Khoshchehreh[101]
6/21/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Kuroush Zaieem arrested[102]
6/21/2009
Tehran
10,000
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/21/2009
Tehran
200
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Students[104]
6/21/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Abdullah Momeni arrested[105]
6/21/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Maziar Bahari from Newsweek arrested[106]
6/21/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Sumia Nosrati[107]
6/22/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Mustafa Ghajar arrested[108]
6/22/2009
Mazandaran
2
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
2 students arrested[109]
6/22/2009
Tehran
25
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Members of Mousavi’s newspaper[110]
6/22/2009
Tehran
600
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/22/2009
Tehran
6
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/23/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/23/2009
Tehran
200
Protest
Pro-Government
Corroborated
6/24/2009
Babol
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Hamidreza Jahantigh, student at Noushirvan University in Babol[115]
6/24/2009
Mazandaran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Ehsan Ehsani, student in Mazindaran[116]
6/24/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Dr. Qorban Behzadinejad, Mousavi's campaign director[117]
6/24/2009
Tehran
200
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Reports of violent protests[118]
6/24/2009
Tehran
50
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
6/24/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mohsen Panahi[120]
6/24/2009
Tehran
70
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
6/25/2009
Hamadan
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mohammad Sayadi, student at Buali University in Hamadan[122]
6/27/2009
Tehran
9
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
British embassy workers[123]
6/27/2009
Tehran
20
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Women protesters arrested[124]
6/27/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Mujtaba Tehrani[125]
6/28/2009
Tehran
3,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Protests at Ghoba mosque[126]
6/28/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Kambiz Nouroozi[127]
6/30/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Hangama Shahidi[128]
6/30/2009
Ahvaz
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Abulfadhl Abidini[129]
7/1/2009
Isfahan
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
French student[130]
7/3/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Seyed Aesi Mir-Salami[131]
7/5/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Journalist Issa Saharkhiz[132]
7/5/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Jalal Mohammadlou[133]
7/5/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Massoud Bastani[134]
7/7/2009
Tehran
500
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Hundreds go on strike[135]
7/7/2009
Tehran
2
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Fayzolah Arabsorkhi and Yazadanpanah[136]
7/8/2009
Tehran
5
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Members of human rights group[137]
7/9/2009
Tehran
3,000
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Thousands plan to protest[138]
7/9/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Kian Tajbakhsh[139]
7/9/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Marjan Abdollahian[140]
7/9/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Kaveh Mozafari[141]
7/9/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Tohid Bighi[142]
7/10/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Majid Saidi[143]
7/11/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Said Matinpour[144]
7/11/2009
Tehran
3
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Satyar Emami, Marjan Abdolahian, Koroush Javan[145]
7/13/2009
Tehran
7
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Opposition activists arrested[146]
7/17/2009
Tehran
15,000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Protests at Friday prayers[147]
7/17/2009
Tehran
15
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Arrested at Friday prayers[148]
7/17/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Corroborated
Shadi Sadr[149]
7/17/2009
Tehran
36
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
36 army officers[150]
7/21/2009
Tehran
300
Protest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Hundreds protest[151]
7/29/2009
Tehran
1
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Saeed Shariati[152]
7/30/2009
Tehran
2500
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Cemetery protest[153]
7/30/2009
Tehran
3
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
Cemetery protest[154],[155]
7/30/2009
Tehran
2000
Protest
Opposition
Corroborated
Vali Asr Street[156]
7/30/2009
Tehran
50
Arrest
Opposition
Uncorroborated
50 arrested[157]
 
 


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