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President Ahmadinejad suffered a defeat in parliamentary elections as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei loyalists made substantial gains, winning over 75 percent of the seats. An Iranian court overturned the death sentence for an American accused of spying.
Iran held parliamentary elections. Early returns showed loyalists to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rivals to President Ahmadinejad, made substantial gains.
Amnesty International said Iran had escalated a crackdown on dissent in the run-up to this week's election for parliament. Among those arrested are journalists, political activists and their relatives, religious and ethnic minorities, filmmakers, and people with connections to international media.