Stories about Iran from April, 2012
Iran: Street Sweeper Finds and Returns $500,000
An Iranian street sweeper named Ahmad Rabani found 1 billion Toman (about $570,000 US dollars) and returned it to the owner. As thanks, he received a 200,000 Toman ($120 US dollars) reward.
Iran: Cockroaches and New Hijab Crackdown
Iranian bloggers protested against security forces who launched new hijab(veil) crackdown in Tehran. A Balatarin user published a photo of two agents and write they are like cockroaches when the weather becomes hot, they reappear.
Iran: Jailed blogger's open letter to Head of the Judiciary
Jailed blogger and human rights activist,Hossein Ronaghi Maleki,wrote [fa] an open letter to Iranian Head of the Judiciary,Amoli Larijani to protest against his conditions. The blogger says he refuses to be operated in prison and he wants to go to hospital.
Iran: Opposition sites under cyber attack
Several blogs and sites reported [fa] in recent days several Iranian reformist and green sites such as daneshjoonews have been under cyber attack.
Accused of Molesting Children, Iranian Diplomat Leaves Brazil
An Iranian diplomat based in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, was accused of molesting underage girls at a swimming pool on April 14, 2012. While Iran's embassy denied the allegations, and said they were the result of a "cultural misunderstanding", netizens both from Iran and Brazil didn't take long to react.
Iran: Pet Dogs Seized by Security Forces Once Again
The Iranian Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Animals report that last week about 20 dogs in Pardisan Park in Tehran were arrested as their owners walked them.
Iran: Ahmadinejad's Car, A Woman, And a Hungry Old Man
An online video showing a young woman jumping onto the hood of the car of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was visiting Bandar-Abbass on 10 April, is making a big splash. But Iranian bloggers seem more interested in the old man shouting beside the car.
Iran: Mad Graffiti Week for Political Prisoners
From April 1-7, 2012 the Facebook group Mad Graffiti Week Iran called on everyone, to stencil in honor of hundreds of Iranian political prisoners. People left their marks on shirts, fences, their homes and clothing. The effort was inspired and supported by the Egyptian “Mad Graffiti Week” which drew thousands...
Iran: Turning a Page on Racism Against Afghans
Rumors that Afghans living in Isfahan, Iran had been banned from picnicking in a park during Iranian New Year celebrations, caused an uproar online with Iranians expressing solidarity with Afghans against racism.
Iran's “Electronic Curtain” Animated by U.S. State Department
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau for International Information Programs has released a short animation about Iran's "electronic curtain" on YouTube.
Iran: Detained web developer under pressure
Reporters Without Borders says Iranian authorities have put detained Iranian web developer Mohammad SoleimaniNia under pressure to have his skills for running ‘The National Internet’. Iranian government have already talked about launching a network inside called ‘The National Internet’. RSF has urged for immediate release of Mr. SoleimaniNia who has been...
Iran: Instagram users to lose access
A few hours after announcement on Facebook acquisition of famous mobile application Instagram, Iranian users are complaining about losing access to their older photos on the service. Mehrdad, based in Tehran, says [Fa]: ‘I can not load any image older than a couple of days without anti-filter tools’.
Iran: Electronic Curtain in Animation
Here is a video cartoon, portraying what Iranian users face in Iran for connecting to the Internet. The video invites online users around the world to follow #ConnectIran tag on twitter.
Iran: 86-year-old mother of political prisoner write a letter to Regime's Leader
According to news sites and blogs,86-year-old mother of an Iranian political prisoner and former MP wrote a letter to Ali Khamenei, Islamic Republic's Leader. Ghasem Sholeh Sadi's mother compare Khamenei to Iran's shah and criticized his policy.
Iran: “We must boycott national internet”
Anidshehnovin says [fa] that we should boycott Iranian government's national internet because using it means being trapped by intelligent services in Iran. National internet will take off in June according Iranian government. Read more here.