· May, 2011

Stories about Iran from May, 2011

Iran: 30 Bahais are arrested

  23 May 2011

Azadi Ghlam reports [fa] Iranian security forces arrested 30 Bahais for ‘online university’. The Bahais are barred from higher education and government posts

Iran: Bloggers remember the legendary football player

  23 May 2011

Naser Hejazi, legendary Iranian football player, died today in Tehran. Several bloggers remember him as a national hero. He recently criticized Iranian government's economic policy. Negahe Man writes [fa] Hejazi wished to see freedom in Iran.

Iran:Football fans insulted Basij forces

  12 May 2011

Football fans did not let Basij (islamist militia) forces chanted slogans and insulted them in Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Wendesday. One of the slogans was ‘there is no place for politics in sport’. Here is the film.

Iran: Ahmadinejad's “Exorcist” Arrested

  10 May 2011

Twenty-five close collaborators and supporters of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his influential chief staff, Esfandyar Rahim Mashai, have been arrested, allegedly including “exorcist” or “djinn catcher” Abbas Ghaffari. Many speculate this is due to a quarrel between Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Republic's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.

Iran: Dogs Arrested (Again)

  10 May 2011

Iranian security forces are back in the streets for a sequel to their infamous action of 2007: arresting dogs. Iran's government considers keeping pet dogs un-Islamic, but has mostly tolerated it. Now, according to Iranian newspapers, several dogs were recently confiscated in a new crackdown.

Iran: World Taekwondo Top Title

  7 May 2011

Iran wins world Taekwondo title for the first time.Totefarangi praises Iranian team who stole for the first time the world title from South Korea in history and compares it to the poor performance of Iran's football teams.

Iran: 71 year old Bahai prisoner humiliated

  5 May 2011

Several blogs such as Khabarnavard reported Vajihollah Mirza Golpour, a 71-year old Bahai resident of Safar Abad Village outside Sari in the province of Mazandaran,was made to walk ankle-cuffed all around the town of Tonekabon. Read more here.