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· September, 2011

Stories about Iran from September, 2011

Iran: Rage Over Video of Tortured Bear Cubs

A video shared by Iranian animal rights activists of a brown bear in Samirom being killed and her cubs tortured, has angered many Iranians and led to calls via blogs...

Iran: “Justice” in the Islamic Republic

Azadi-Esteghal-Edalat says [fa] with irony the regime released “two American spies” but keeps opposition leaders jailed. The blogger refers to the release of two American hikers who were accused of...

Russia: Google Office Invites Iranian Ambassador to ‘Disperse Myths’ About ‘Contemporary Persia’

“Mr Ambassador [Reza Sajadi] had told us about contemporary Persia: about progress in science and technology in his country, developing tourism, situation of women in the Iranian society, had dispersed...

Iran: Animal cruelty enraged bloggers

A film showing two “hunters” killing a brown bear and torturing her two cubs in front of a camera, enraged several bloggers. Joosh writes Iranian people have lived for last...

Iran: Female Blogger Receives 50 Lashes

These are the words Iranian blogger Somayeh Tohidloo wrote in her blog, after receiving 50 whip lashes in Evin Prison: “Be happy, for if you wanted to humiliate me, I...

Iran: Protest Art to Save Lake Urmia

Protesters took to the streets again on Monday in Ardabil, in Iran's Azarbaijan's region, to demand that the Iranian government save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest salt water...

Iran: The” Crane” was cleared of charges

Greencity reports that Akbar Amini, the man who climbed atop a crane in a show of protest on 14th of February, was cleared of charges. Akbar’s cell mate says Akbar...

Iran: Opposition leader and “News of a Kidnapping”

Cafe 35 blog writes Mir Hussein Mousavi, one of opposition leaders who has been under house for seven months, told to his daughters ” if you want to know my...

Iran: The flamingos return to Lake Urmia

Nama Jafari has published a 70's film showing the flamingos in Lake Urmia (Rezayieh). There were several demonstrations in recent weeks to save this dying lake. The blogger says that...

Iran: “Prince of Persia” launched his own blog

Reza Pahlavi, the older son of the late Shah of Iran, launched a blog in Persian. He says he wants to be in touch with the Iranian young generation. He...

Iran: Photos from a Candlelight Vigil for 9/11 Victims

Shabe Haftom has published several photos from 10 years ago of ordinary Iranians holding candles during a vigil in Tehran, Iran to mourn the loss of life in the United...

Iran: New Protests to save dying lake

Several bloggers reported new demonstrations in Tabriz and Urmia in Iran's Azarbaijan's region on Saturday to call on Iran government to save dying Urmia Lake.

Iran: Smile, the Regime is Reading Your Emails

A growing number of Iranian bloggers have expressed their anxieties after learning that their Gmail inboxes may have been an open book for the Iranian state to read and target...

Iran: Protect Iranian Users

Protect Iranian Users is a campaign to raise awareness of Iranian netizents dangerous situation especially after Diginotar scandal. Read more here.

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