Iran’s Minister of Intelligence Invites Activists in Exile Back, With a Caveat


At a press conference yesterday, Iran’s minister of intelligence said that some individuals who left Iran after the 2009 election protests should not have doubts about returning to Iran.

Seyed Mahmoud Alavi, Iran’s new intelligence minister, was asked,“During the 2009 events, some individuals who were active on the campaign staff of two candidates, after the round of arrests began, without having committed any crimes or violations, because of fear or doubts, left the country. Now with the present condition they want to return back to their country, but they are scared and have doubts. What are your statements on this?” Continue reading