American citizen Kian Tajbakhsh sentenced to at least 12 years by Iran for activity related to post-election protests. He plans to appeal, and his friends call charges baseless.
Outside the UN, thousands of Iranians from across the US – and beyond – protested Iran's elections and the continued detention of opposition supporters.
The teenager disappeared June 15, when hundreds of thousands rallied in Tehran. Officials notified his mother of his death only on Saturday, despite her repeated inquiries at courts and prisons.
As tens of thousands marched in Tehran Wednesday, the government moved to recount ballots and crack down on bloggers and news websites.