Stories about Iran from February, 2011
Iran: A Blogger Who Prayed to See Protesters Beaten
After widespread protests in Iran on February 14, Iranian cyber-activists flooded the internet with videos, photos and tweets from the demonstrations. Meanwhile, a different interpretation of events exists on the internet too. Iranian pro-government Islamist bloggers are also prolific when it comes to sharing their thoughts online.
Iran: Opposition leader sent a message in You Tube
Mehdi Karroubi, one of leading opposition leaders, sent a message on You Tube just before being placed under house arrest. He said the opposition leaders are faithful to their promises.
Iran: Heavy security deployment in Tehran
Here is a short video showing very heavy security deployment in Tehran on Thursday.
Iran: VOA Hacked by “Cyber Army”
Iran's “Cyber Army” hacked Voice of America's website today and left a message for Hilary Clinton: “Mrs. Clinton, Do you want to hear the voice of the oppressed nations? The Islamic nations would no more be tricked by the US, and we want you to stop interfering in the Islamic...
Iran: More Protests, Another Death (Videos)
Despite large security presence in major traffic intersections, witnesses say protesters have been gathering since early afternoon and continue to swell in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Marivan and several other cities on Sunday, February 20.
Several sites and blogs such as Hambastge reported [fa] protesters chanted anti regime slogans in several cities on Sunday. There is also a demonstration in front of State run TV building in Tehran.
Arab World: The Uprisings Continue
It's revolution time across the Arab world, with people rising and calling for political, economic and social reforms. Rallies, demonstrations and protests across the region are flooding our timelines, with heartbreaking news of how one Arab government after the other is using the same tactics to quash protests and silence the voices of dissent. Here are reactions from around the world as people watch the developments unfold.
Iran: Resistance in Tehran
A film shows how people resisted against security forces on 14th of February in Tehran. They chanted against regime's leaders and threw stones.
Iran: Whose Martyr is He?
The Iranian pro-regime and opposition forces have each been battling to claim Saleh Jaleh as their martyr. He was killed by gunfire on February 14 when the opposition demonstrated in Tehran and several other cities.
Iran: Jailed blogger Hossein Ronaghi in Danger
Hossein Ronaghi Malki, an Iranian blogger, is serving a 15 year prison sentence, and is confined in the security ward of Evin Prison, deprived of contact with his family or his lawyer. Mojtaba Samienejad, a human rights activist and secretary of the Human Rights House of Iran, told BBC Persian that Ronaghi is in need of urgent surgery and is in critical condition.
Iran: Today's Protests in Videos
Despite a government ban, Iranians demonstrated in several cities today, including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Rasht. The Iranian opposition had sought permission to demonstrate in solidarity with the Egyptian and Tunisian people but the Islamic regime ignored the request.
Iran: Protesters back to Streets
Iranian protesters demonstrate in Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan,Rasht and several other cities. Here is a video film shows Sharif University students in Tehran chant against ‘dictator’.
Iran: “Al Jazeera, Please Cover Iran as you did in Egypt”
As Iranian cyber activists flooded into the virtual world to encourage an officially banned mass demonstration on 14 February (25 Bahman) in the name of the Egyptian and Tunisian peoples, a Facebook page has been launched to encourage Al-Jazeera to cover the event.
Iran:Protesters on rooftops
Several video films show protesters on rooftops in Tehran chanting ‘God is Great’ and ‘down with dictator’ on Sunday. Tommorow Iranian opposition called for a demonstration in Iran.
Iran: Protesters interrupted a State sponsored concert
Here is a film showing Iranian protesters interrupted an Iranian government sponsored concert in Malaysia.
Iran: Posters for 14th of February
Iranian sites and blogs such as Iranchristian has published several posters for opposition demonstration on 14th of February (25 Bahman).
Iran:”Attack at Mashahi at pro-regime rally”
A video film shows Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, Iran's President's Chief of Staff was “attacked by conseravtive protesters.” Mashahi had been criticized by conservative clerics in recent months for adopting a nationalistic tone and defending music.
Iran: Hope, Joy, Envy as Egypt Breaks Free
Iranian bloggers welcomed the departure of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak today with both joy and envy. It is an amazing coincidence that Mubarak was brought down on exactly the 32th anniversary of the 1979 revolution when the Shah was overthrown.
Iran: Protesting in the name of Egypt and Tunisia
Iranian opposition leaders, Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karubi, have applied for permission to stage a rally in support of revolts in Egypt and Tunisia, on 14 February (25 Bahman) their websites said. The news motivated several cyber activists to add their 'green touch' to the internet.