· June, 2011

Stories about Iran from June, 2011

Iran: Solidarity with Hunger Striking Prisoners

  29 June 2011

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

  28 June 2011

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: “No security forces in Tehran”

  12 June 2011

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: Rape and protest

  10 June 2011

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.

Iran: Record Breaking 20-Year Jail Sentence for Blogger

  9 June 2011

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”

  6 June 2011

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: Environmental Blogger Sued by Authorities

  1 June 2011

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.