Iran Begins Trial of Protesters (AP):
More than 100 opposition political activists and protesters stood trial in Tehran Saturday on charges of rioting and conspiring to topple the ruling system in the country’s first trial since the disputed presidential election, Iran’s state media reported.
The defendants faced charges that include attacking military and government buildings, having links with armed opposition groups and conspiring against the ruling system, Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, reported.
During the session, prosecutors read out an indictment outlining what they said was a yearslong plot by the top pro-reform political parties to carry out a ”velvet revolution,” a popular, non-violent uprising to overthrow the Islamic Republic similar to ones that have occurred in Eastern Europe.
Three Americans being held (LA Times):
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Iran confirmed today that it is holding three Americans who apparently strayed across the Iranian border while on a hiking trip in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan, according to Kurdish officials.