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Iran diaspora backs ‘Green Movement’ on eve of key anniversary

More than two dozen Iranian academics and scientists in the diaspora have publicly lent their support to the Iranian opposition – the so-called ‘Green Movement’ – and its de facto leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, in a statement circulated by email (see signatories and full text below). The move comes on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on 11 February, and expressed the academics’ solidarity with the Iranian people on a day which is expected to witness renewed protests in Iran.

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