Stories about Iran from October, 2011
Iran: Virtual U.S Embassy
America decided to establish a virtual U.S embassy for Iran. In Khodnevis a cartoon says “Imam [Khomeyni]how can we climb up this embassy's wall”. The cartoon refers to Iran hostage crisis where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981.
Iran: “Jailed blogger lost a kidney”
According to several web sites and blogs, Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Malki, lost a kidney due to deliberate medical neglect in prison. The blogger is serving a 15 year prison sentence.
Iran: Be Scared, Dictator – Gaddafi is Dead
Several Iranian bloggers joined Libyans in celebration on Thursday, after longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi was killed. Some bloggers longed for the end of dictatorship in Iran, as they shared in Libyan joy for a liberated country.
Iran: Student receives lashes
Khorafe says another students received [fa] lashes for insulting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president.
Iran: History of Women's Dress and Clothing
See the history of Iranian women's dress and clothing in Iran for 25 centuries in photos at rounash.com [fa].
Iran: Syrians carry “Khamenei's coffin”
A film in You Tube shows anti-Assad Syrians in Romania carried Iran's Leader, Khamenei's coffin, as a symbolic act, to protest against Assad's most important ally.
Iran: “Stranger than Fiction” Saudi Ambassador Plot Accusations
Accusations of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador in the United States has captured the front page of websites and newspapers around the world. Iranian blogger opinions on this “stranger than fiction” story are diverse as ever.
Mexico: U.S. Alleges Iranian Assassination Plot Involving Los Zetas
Reports that the U.S. Justice Department charged two men with conspiring with "factions of the Iranian government" to assassinate Saudi Arabia's U.S. ambassador and to bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington - allegedly with assistance from the Los Zetas drug cartel - provoked strong reactions from netizens in Mexico and around the globe.
Iran: Two environment watchers sentenced to death
Animal and several other Iranian bloggers express [fa] their deep concern about two environment watchers who are condemned to death penalty. These two environment watchers killed without premeditation the poachers.
Azerbaijan: Land of extreme politeness
Having read about the culture of politeness in Iran, Aaron in Azerbaijan says he has a deeper insight into the culture in Azerbaijan, a country where traditions and hospitality permeate every sphere of life, although not necessarily always genuinely.
Iran: Against forced Hijab
Setareiran proposes each Thursday at 17h, Iranian women move their veils for five seconds to protest against forced veil (hijab).
Iran: MP Calls Ahmadinejad's Government the Most Corrupt Ever
Here is a video on You Tube in which Alikhani,a member of the Iranian parliament, calls Ahmadinejad's government the most corrupt government that Iran has ever known.
Iran:In the memory of Steve Jobs
Alireza Shirazi, head of a leading blog provider, remembered Steve Jobs as a creative human being.
Iran: A cartoon for Steve Jobs
Mana Neyestani, a leading Iranian cartoonist, has published a cartoon about Steve Jobs’ death. An old man says to the “Angel of Death” there are many dinosaurs in Iran and you go after “red apples”.
Iran: VPN access blocked
Iranian authorities [fa] confirmedVPN access has been blocked in Iran.
Iran: A “Missing” Blogger and Two Tragic Suicides
The recent suicide of two associates of an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist has captured the attention of Iranian bloggers. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is calling for an immediate investigation.