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· June, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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