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· August, 2011

Stories about Iran from August, 2011

Iran: Rogue SSL certificate and Iranian dissidents

30 August 2011

Internet users and dissidents in Iran are believed to be at particular risk from the rogue SSL certificate, which is used to digitally “sign” HTTPS connections to any google.com site and was issued by a Dutch company called DigiNotar on 10 July. Read more here.

Iran: A blogger was beaten up in jail

18 August 2011

Human rights activists say [fa] Hossein Maleki Ronaghi, a jailed blogger, was beaten up in prison, after writing a letter to Iran's judicary authorities, by a guard and sent to a hospital. This blogger has been sentenced to 15 years jail.

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Iran: Blogger Freed After 25-Day Hunger Strike

16 August 2011

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a blogger, publisher and son of a leading conservative cleric and former Council of Guardians member, Ayatollah Khazali, was released on bail from prison on Sunday after a 25-day hunger strike. The blogger has raised his voice against the Iranian government for the last two years.

Iran: 12th century book was censored

15 August 2011

Iranian authorities decided after 900 years to censor “Khosrow and Shirin” book. “Khosrow and Shirin” depicts the love of Sassanian king Khosrow II towards an Armenian princess, Shirin. Khashak blog writes [fa] which parts have been censored.

Iran: Remember Omid Reza MirSayafi

11 August 2011

Iran's Freedom of Expression site has conducted [fa] an interview with Omid Reza Mirsayafi's close friend about his death. Omid Reza Mirsayafi, a blogger, died in a prison in Iran more tahn two years ago. if Omid had survived the prison, he would have been released two days ago.

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Iran: Water Fight in Tehran Leads to Arrests

4 August 2011

Everyone knows not to play with fire. In Tehran, it seems, even playing with water can cause problems. At least this a ‘lesson' that several Iranian youngesters learned when they were arrested last week by security forces for taking part in a game of water war in the streets

Iran: A new event named “Khezbazi”

2 August 2011

Several blogs published the photos from a gathering in Tehran where several young men and women dressed as villagers for fun. The event is called “Khezbazi”.

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