· February, 2008

Stories about Iran from February, 2008

Iran:”Revolution just an illusion

  14 February 2008

Haminjori writes [Fa] when Islamic Revolution happened in 1979 in Iran,he was just four months old. The blogger says when he was a kid he thought that Iran's new political system has brought heaven on earth or something close to that for Iranians. The blogger adds now he knows that...

Iran:Journalist sentenced to death

  14 February 2008

Yaghoob Mehrnahad,a journalist from Sistan and Baluchestan province was accused of being involved with terrorist groups and was sentenced to death by a court.Several bloggers including Gorgomishskysay[Fa] that this journalist was just a civil society activist.You can see his photo here.

Iran:Parvin Ardalan Receives 2007 Olof Palme Prize

  14 February 2008

According to Change4equality,Parvin Ardalan, one of the founding members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, and a longtime women’s rights activist in Iran has been awarded, the Olof Palme Prize for 2007, in honor of her achievements and activism designed to achieve equal rights for women. Kosoof has published one...

Iran:Jailed students and empty chairs

  14 February 2008

Ghommar says [Fa] we should be worry about several jailed students in Iran rather than barred candidates from parliament election.He considers life of students and their right to study is more important than empty chairs in parliament.

Iran:No beautiful faces please

  14 February 2008

Kamangir writes when Iranian Fars News wanted to publish pictures from a meeting in a film festival in Tehran, they had no othere choice than to focus on the name-tags and blur out the ladies.You can see several photos here.We should say that Fars News in another photo collection did...

Iran:Revolutionary Guards support conservative candidates

  8 February 2008

Shafieyan writes[Fa] that Mohmmad Ali Jafari, head of Revolutionary Guards,announced that conservative candidates should be supported in next parliamentary election. The blogger says “intervention of a millitary leader to support candidates is both illegal and immoral.”

Iran: Reformist candidates barred from election

  8 February 2008

Iranian reformists have scaled down their expectations for parliamentary elections next month after the authorities disqualified most of their candidates including some MPs and the “Father of the Islamic Republic”, Ayatollah Khomeini's grandson. In Iran, candidates must first be approved before they can be elected by the public. While many...

Iran: Shutting Down “Zanan”

  7 February 2008

Razeno says several leading western journals published articles about “silencing Zanan (means women) Magazine”. The blogger has given links to New York Times and Boston Globe.Zanan was a leading magazine for 16 years writing about women issues.

Iran:A documentary about Tehran

  7 February 2008

In You Tube, we can find a trailer of “Tehran: Another Side”, a documentary produced & directed by Sam Ali Kashani. The film explores the streets of Tehran, exposing a side of the people and culture that we don't usually see in western media.

Iran:Marjan Satrapri, the author of Perseopolis on Colbert Report!

  4 February 2008

Omid Memarian says that while some of the Iranian, and Iranian-Americans criticize Marjan Satrapi for presenting a black and white image of the Iranian society and give warmongers an excuse to do whatever they want to do with Iran, she says that she has tried to humanize the Iranian people...

Iran:Stoning sentence for two sisters

  4 February 2008

According to Normblog,two Iranian sisters convicted of adultery face being stoned to death after the supreme court upheld the death sentences against them.The two sisters were found guilty of adultery.Read more here .

Iran:Breast kisser sentenced

  2 February 2008

Dime a Zone writes that an Iranian PhD student in St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada was sentenced to an additional 18 days in prison for sexually assaulting a woman on an elevator.This student said “you can’t expect all males to control themselves when the breasts are out.”