A group of opposition activists are
standing trial in Teheran on charges of rioting in connection with protests in
late December, 's
state media reported Saturday.
The official IRNA news agency and
state Press TV said that there were 16 defendants in court for the trial's
opening on Saturday.
At least eight people were killed
and hundreds more were arrested during the December clashes between opposition
activists and security forces. The violence was the worst since authorities
launched a harsh crackdown immediately after 's disputed presidential
election in June.
Since August, 's hardline
government has tried more than 100 political activists. Eleven people have been
sentenced to death. More than 80 others have received prison terms.