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· June, 2010

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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