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· March, 2008

Stories about Iran from March, 2008

Iran: Writing about a fictional character can lead to jail

Khabgard writes [Fa] Iranian writer,Yaghoub Yaadali, was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for nine months, last September because of one of his fictional character.In his book, The Rules...

Iran:9 more magazines were banned

Iranian authorities banned 9 more magazines yesterday. Zannevesht says [Fa] they (authorities) have power and are against these things (media). The blogger writes “I was just reading an interesting article...

Iran:Protest Travel Ban on Parvin Ardalan

Human Rights First protest travel on Iranian women's rights activist Parvin Ardalan.

Feeling for the Gays of Iran

“My heart aches for the gay and lesbian Iranians trying to flee persecution but are being turned away. After all, if there are no gays in Iran, surely this means...

Syria: Silence Over the “Bigger Holocaust”

On February 29th, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai warned of "a bigger Holocaust" for the Palestinians. Syrian blogger Ayman, from the Damascene Blog, compares between the world's silence to...

Iranian Bloggers on international women's day

Women's rights have been severely restricted in the last two years in Iran. Some women activists have been jailed, and Zanan Magazine, a leading women's magazine was banned. Many others...

Iran:Islamist bloggers condemned violence in Gaza

Hamed Talebi in his Khabarnegar Mosalman (means Muslim reporter) blog has published several links to islamist bloggers who condemned Israel military interventions in Gaza.

Iran:”Victory in Tehran”

Sedayeh Sevom (means third voice) says[Fa] that if today, reformist candidates,in parliamentary election in Iran,get highest scores in Tehran, it means a victory for them.

Iran:Isfahan Bird's Garden

Negha, a photo blogger, has published several photos of birds from “Isfahan bird's garden” in Iran. There are 5000 birds in this garden.

Iran: An award for trade union leader,Osanloo

On the international action day “Free Osanloo“, 6 march 2008, the FNV awarded the Febe Elisabeth Velasquéz prize to Mansour Osanloo,jailed trade union leader in Iran.Watch the video here.

Iran:A cartoon about democracy

Firouzeh Mozafari,from Iran, has published “Seed of democracy” cartoon in Haditoons.

Iran:No to Fascism

Jomhour says[Fa] that his vote for reformists on Iranian parliamentary election on Friday is a no to fascism!Meanwhile Economist Magazine has published an interesting diary about this election.

Iran: “No to election”

Iranemast says[Fa] what more should be happened that we learn voting in Iran is useless. The blogger reminds us about repression and political prisoners.

Iran: 250 artists support reformists

According to Futurama[Fa], 250 artists have called people to vote for reformist candidates in Iranian parliamentary election on Friday.

Lebanon: United Sunni Front

‘The spectre of Iran's nuclear ambitions and fear of a so-called “Shia revival” in the region has forced the Saudi Kingdom to reevaluate its stance on Qatar. And in turn,...

Nicaragua: Benefits for Ties With Iran

Alfredo Rivas, a freelance journalist, writes at his blog Nicarguan Report about the latest benefits acquired by President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua for their ties with Iran.

Iran:”Negative books will be collected”

Divanesara says[Fa] that Iranian authorities announced the books with “negative values” will be collected from libraries.The blogger says there is no hope in this country.

Iran:Police set a boy's hair on fire

Here is a video film showing how Iranian police set a boy's/young man's hair on fire. It seems he had been arrested because of his long hair.

Iran:Art and Palestine

Carboncopy,an Iranian blogger, has published a series of posters created by Palestinian artists.

Iran:President,people and nulcear issue

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former reformist vice president, writes that Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,says “Iran has passed superpowers and nuclear issue is finalized.” He adds “the most important reason public opinion does not...

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