Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Radio Zamaneh in English

Iranian Vice-president cancels press conference on corruption charges

Divisions in Islamic Republic government deepened as the Vice-president, Mohammadreza Rahimi cancelled a press conference during which he was supposed to challenge the recent statement by the judiciary announcing possible links between Rahimi and a corruption ring.

Imprisoned Iranian student activists start hunger strike

Bahareh Hedayat and Mehdieh Golrou, two Iranian detained student activists have begun a hunger strike for being denied visitation rights.

Iranian prisoners, Sotoudeh and Arshi end hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh, detained Iranian lawyer and Gholamhossein Arshi, post-election political detainee ended their hunger strike after several days.

Iranian women activists begin sit in for their jailed colleague in Iran

Seven Iranian political and women’s rights activists started their protest for the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, outside United Nations human rights headquarters in Geneva today, despite extreme weather conditions.

Iran sentences filmmaker to 6 years in prison

Jafar Panahi, prominent Iranian filmmaker was sentenced to six years in prison and 20 years ban from filmmaking and travelling abroad.