Photo Essay: Iran Election One Year Later

The Iranian people took to the polls on 12 June last year. When they woke up the following morning, the Iranian State Media declared that incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had taken two thirds of the votes. The Islamic Republic’s deception had gone too far this time, and protests erupted across the country on 13 June.

Below are some images of the events that followed.

Initial Reactions to the Election Fraud

People start to take to the streets

Iranian Soccer Players Join the Protest from World Cup Qualifier in South Korea

Basij Militia Brutally Crack Down

Protests Grow

When the authorities crack down, acts of violence erupt

Death of Neda Agha-Soltan at the hands of the Basij

International Protesters Rally Support