Stories about Iran from June, 2010
Iran: A woman may face stoning to death
According to several blogs including Rahrovaneraheakbar [fa], Sakine Mohmadi Ashtyani may face stoning to death in near future in Tabriz, in Iran. She was accused of having sex with two men who killed her husband.
Iran: People resisted the Morality Police
A video film shows how people in Rasht, in the northern Iran, resisted the Morality Police when they wanted to arrest a woman. Read more here.
Iran: Derakhshan's trial started
According to [fa] several sites including Fars News, Hossein Derakhshan‘s trial started today. The Iranian blogger has been in jail for 21 months and he was accused of “collaborating with ennemi states, doing propaganda against Islamic regime, insulting religious sanctities and doing propaganda for anti-revolutionary groups.”
Iran: Mir-Hossein Mousavi Cartoon Upsets Greens
A leading Iranian cartoonist and blogger based in Canada, Nikahang Kowsar, posted a cartoon this month of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi that has caused numerous reactions in Iranian citizen media. It shows Mousavi 10 years from now, writing his 300th statement.
Iran: “9 file sharing sites got filtered”
Conservative Fars News site reported 9 “file sharing sites” including sharingmatrix،rapidshare،megaupload got filtered in one day in Iran.
Iran: A leading weblog service got filtered
Several Iranian bloggers including Persianweblog reported that Blogfa, a leading free Persian weblog service got filtered.
Iran: Repressed at home, Iranians protest worldwide
While several witnesses in Tehran said that scattered clashes erupted between Iran's security forces and demonstrators marking the first anniversary of a contested presidential election on 12 June, protests also occurred in many different cities of the world.
Iran: WordPress got filtered
BlogNews reports [fa] that WordPress got filtered in Iran on Sunday.BlogNews adds that it seems a mistake happened because all blogs using WordPress got filtered.
Iran: Protesters Clash with Security Forces on Anniversary of Election
Witnesses in Tehran said scattered clashes erupted on Saturday between Iran's security forces and demonstrators gathering at key sites to mark the first anniversary of a contested presidential election.
Iran: To Demonstrate or Not, on Anniversary of Election
On the anniversary of the contested Iranian election on June 12 the question circulating online is: whether to face authorities and demonstrate or not.
Kurdistance: The Hypocrisy of Defending Turkey
As there is an increase of support for both Turkey and Palestine in the wake of the Israeli raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Kurdish bloggers caution against supporting a country whose human rights record leaves much to be desired.
Brazil: Brazilian President in Israeli TV Video-Joke
Brazillian netcitizens react to Israeli Latma TV video mocking President Lula da Silva. Hellington from Full ideas blog believes [pt] that the video only shows the ignorance of the world concerning Brazil, though he agrees with the idea that the Brazilian President shouldn't meddle with Iran and other sensitive issues....
Iraq: The Flotilla Attack – A Series of Double Standards
Iraqi bloggers, whose country has been at the receiving end of sanctions, terrorist attacks, tyranny, Al-Qaida extremists, and wars for a very long time, are having mixed reactions to Israel's attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla. Tarek Amr rounds up their opinions in this post.
Israel: Flotilla Videos Gone Viral
An Israeli video called "Flotilla Choir: We Con the World" has gone viral on Facebook in the last 24 hours. While it shows no compunction about the violence involved in the flotilla incident, it aggressively illustrates the widely held Israeli belief that Hamas is responsible for the poor state of well-being of the people of Gaza.
Iran: A blog for Derakhshan
Hossein Derakhshan‘s family has launched a blog for this jailed blogger. Family says that Hossein is leading prayer meetings. They also say Hussein wanted to serve his country.
Iran:”Hizbollah” interrupted Khomeini Grandson's speech
Culturallogic says [fa] religious hard-liners chanted slogans against the grandson of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini at a state ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the Iranian spiritual leader's death in protest at his support for Iran's reformist opposition. The blogger adds several protesters had Lebanese Hizbollah's yellow flags. Here...
Iran: Majid Tavakoli stopped his hunger strike
Majid Tavakoli, an Iranian student activist, stopped his hunger strike when he was transferred from confinement cell to public prison. You can see in Nasabonline blog Tavakoli's mother when she gets the news. Koohyar Godarzi, a jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike too.