TEHERAN, Iran — The Iranian opposition is defying a government warning and calling on people to stage a rally in solidarity with Tunisian and Egyptian protesters, a reformist website said Sunday.
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Kaleme.com published a statement by a council of opposition groups inviting people to attend a peaceful rally on Monday.
The opposition statement also accused the government of
double-standards, by voicing support for Egyptian and Tunisian
protesters while refusing to issue permission for Iranian political
activists to stage a peaceful demonstration.
Last week, authorities rejected the opposition's request to stage a February 14 rally and warned of repercussions if it does.
Teheran's rulers crushed protests following the country's disputed 2009
presidential election. The opposition has not managed to stage protests
in more than a year.