Iran election: Even with a new reform-minded president, Iran may still have a long way to go

Following the emergence of the reformist Green Movement during the previous contest in 2009, when former prime minister Mir Hossein Mousavi came close to defeating President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, hard-line supporters of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s Supreme Leader, have waged a relentless campaign of oppression to crush the protest movement.

Leading reformers such as Mr Mousavi have been placed under house arrest, while thousands of activists have been jailed and tortured.

During the run-up to the latest contest the Revolutionary Guards were reported to have set up a network of secret prisons around the country to detain anti-regime activists and prevent them from participating in the campaign.

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