Stories about Iran from November, 2009
Iran: Students surprised Ahmadinejad's advisor in Paris
Iranian students in Paris criticized Iranian government and its repression policy against Iranian students and opposition in a meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president's advisor in Paris. Here are the films [fa].
Iran: A blogger released, another arrested
Iranian authorities released Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger on a $700,000 bail one week ago after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison. Human rights activists reported [fa] that a few days ago Sasan Aghayi, a blogger and journalist got arrested in Tehran.
Yemen: A Civil or Proxy War?
The ongoing war in Yemen certainly warrants coverage on Global Voices Online, but Tarek Amr was really shocked when he realized there weren't many bloggers interested in the conflict. Here are some scattered extracts from post written by bloggers from different countries.
Saudi Arabia: We'll Defend Ourselves – For The Right Reason
In recent weeks a longstanding conflict between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government has expanded to involve Saudi Arabia, which which has been carrying out bombing raids within Yemen. In this post one Saudi blogger gives his view of the situation.
Iran: Art in Protest
The artistic creativity of the ‘green' protest movement since the June 12 presidential election has perhaps been unique in Iran's history.
Saudi Arabia: The Houthis, Iran and Saudi Arabia
John Burgess at Crossroads Arabia connects the dots between the Houthis in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Iran: Green Movement defies regime again
Iran's Green Movement opposition organized mass street protests on the 4th of November that were were met with a violent crackdown by security forces. As has come to be expected, Iranian citizen media didn't miss a beat, recording "history" on their mobile phones.
Iran: People trampling on Khamenei's picture
Protesters trampled on Iran's Leader ,Ali Khamenei's, picture in Shariati Street in Tehran. Watch the video here.
Iran: Guards attacking people
A video film showing security forces attacked protesters today in Tehran.
Iran: Karoubi, an opposition leader among protesters
A video film shows Mehdi Karoubi, a leading opposition figure among protesters in Tehran. People chant slogans supporting him and Mousavi, another opposition learder.
Iran: Protest continues
Iraneazadi1388 says [fa] people continue to protest in Tehran and chant down with dictator.
Iran: Security forces attacked protesters
According to Kian, security forces attacked Iranian protesters in Hafteh Tir Square in Tehran and injured several people.
Iran: Demonstration in Tehran
Here is a video film on the Iranian opposition demonstration in Tehran today.
Iran: Protests Began
The Spirit of Man, Iranian blogger, says “so the November 4th Protests just began in Tehran. I'll do my best to live blog it here. PersianRadio.com is reporting everything both in English and Persian languages as they have callers on the ground.”
Iran: Free Hossein Derakhshan
On the one-year anniversary of the arrest of controversial Iranian blogger Hossein Derakshan, his compatriots launch a campaign to keep the issue of his detention alive.