Stories about Iran from June, 2011
Iran: Solidarity with Hunger Striking Prisoners
Protests were organized in at least 25 cities around the world on Saturday June 25, 2011, to show solidarity with the approximately 18 political prisoners who are on hunger strike at two Iranian prisons. The prisoners began their hunger strikes to protest the death of two political activists, Reza Hoda Saber and Haleh Sahabi.
Iran: Greens, Democratization and the Aging Demon
Two years after the protest movement erupted in Iran, the Internet plays not only a vital role for circulating information, but also in stimulating internal democratization within opposition movements through checks and balances. Fred Petrossian reports.
Iran: Paris Flashmob Marks Two Years Since Election
On June 12, 2011, to mark two years since Iran's disputed election, United4Iran and Move4Iran coordinated a flash mob in a Paris metro station to draw attention to ongoing human rights abuses in Iran.
Iran: “One year suspended jail sentence for being a Facebook user”
Several sites reported[fa] Mostafa Akhavan was sentenced one year sentenced jail sentence by an Iranian court. Among his accusations we can read acting against national security,publishing slogans in Facebook, sharing news about Green Movement and being a Facebook user.
Egypt: On Iran's Theological Rule
Egyptian An Arab Citizen (Ar) discusses the model of the theological rule in Iran in this post.
Iran: “No security forces in Tehran”
Several bloggers reported that there is no security forces in the streets in Tehran as the Green movement called for a ‘silent demonstration’. Tashabohe Tarikh writes [fa] “do not be deceived. The security forces to see how many people come to Valiasr street [one of main protest areas] and then...
Iran: Iranian political prisoner died after hunger strike
Hoda Saber, a political prisoner died [fa] after 10 days of hunger strike. Hoda Saber protested against the death of Hale Sahabi, another political activist.
Iran: Ministry of Intelligence, Spy and Social networking
Iran's Ministry of Intelligence announced [fa] “a spy who wanted to organize a social networking to disturb Iran's Majlis (parliement) election was arrested”. Islamic Republic accused US government to spend several millons dollars to achieve this goal.
Iran: Rape and protest
Thousands of Iranian citizens protested in Khomeini Shahr and urged authorities to arrest thugs who raped several women during a marriage ceremony. Blogs and sites reported [fa] about this crime while official news sites almost ignore it. Watch the photos here.
Bangladesh: Tributes To An Iranian Sports Person
Unheard Voice pays tribute to Iranian football legend and a symbol of resistance to the regime in Iran, Naser Hejazi, who contributed a lot to Bangladesh football back in the 1980s as a coach and a mentor.
Iran: Record Breaking 20-Year Jail Sentence for Blogger
Writing about Iranian bloggers offers few moments of respite. The sad stories are endless, and the threats don't seem to subside. The post explores the stories of three bloggers, Sakhi Rigi, Hossein Derakhshan, and Hossein Rongahi Maleki, who are each serving very long sentences in Iran.
Iran: “Another blogger arrested”
Hrna [fa], Human rights activists news agency, reports [fa] that Ali Pour Soleiman, a blogger and teacher was arrested in Iran a few days ago. He was a member of Association of Teachers and wrote [fa] in Sokhane Molem (means teacher's word) blog.
Iran:”Anonymous steals 10,000 Iranian government emails”
Anonymous says it has hacked into Iranian government servers and procured over 10,000 email messages from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Iran: Women's Rights Activist Dies at Father’s Funeral
Haleh Sahabi, an Iranian woman's rights activist died yesterday morning as a result of rough mishandling by security agents during the funeral of her father, Ezatollah Sahabi, a veteran patriotic political leader.
Iran: Environmental Blogger Sued by Authorities
Houman Khakpour, an environmental blogger in Iran has been sued by the state run Bureau for Environmental Protection in the Chahrmahal Bakhtyari province, for warning about the the dangers of a gas pipeline project for the regions' environment.