Jul 2010

Families of Iranian detainees stage protest

Families of the 16 Iranian detainees that have started a hunger strike, gathered in front of Tehran Prosecutor’s office this morning.

Iranian parliament challenges Ahmadinejad government

Ali Larijani, head of Iran’s parliament says that he is ready to “confront the government through legal channels” if they refuse to send their legislation to the parliament for review.

Iranian reformists challenge hardline cleric's "ironclad immunity"

Iranian reformist group, Islamic Iran Participation Front issued a statement saying Ayatollah Jannati must enjoy “Ironclad immunity” since none of the lawsuits against him get processed.

Four more people executed in Iran

In the past week, four people were executed in Iran for the charges of “sexual assault” and “drug possession."

Iranian opposition leader slams accusing hardliner

Iranian opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi lashed out against accusations from hardliner, Ahmad Jannati saying that Iranian opposition leaders were in receipt of financial support from the US.

Iranian political detainee in imminent danger of execution

The death sentence for Jafar Kazemi, an Iranian post-election detainee, has been sent for execution after being approved by the appeals court.

16 Iranian detainees go on hunger strike

Sixteen detainees from section 350 of Evin Prison have reportedly started a hunger strike in protest to being taken to solitary confinement.

Australia imposes new sanctions on Iran

Australia has added trade in oil and gas as well as 98 Iranian companies, active in the financial and transportation sector to its new set of sanctions against Iran.

Karzai says Western efforts in Afghanistan misdirected

Afghan President Hamid Karzai lashed out against policies of the international community in Afghanistan saying that rather than focusing on the “main centres of terrorism”, they are fighting in the villages of Afghanistan.

Press rights group condemns abuse of detained Iranian journalist

Reporters Without Borders issued a statement condemning the abuse of Abdolreza Tajik, the detained Iranian journalist, in Iran’s Evin prison and urged international action against the violations of detainee rights in Iran.

Japanese tanker suffers incident in Persian Gulf

News of an explosion on board the Japanese oil tanker M.Star was refuted after it arrived in the United Arab Emirates and port officials announced that it was hit by a huge wave.

Iran oil minister says petrol production will be increased

Iranian oil minister, Massoud MirKazemi announced that Iranian petrochemical facilities are ready for the production of at least 15 million litres more of petrol per day.

Hardliner accuses US of supporting sedition in Iran

Iranian hardliner, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati says “sedition” has threatened the Islamic Republic many times during the leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei and accused the US of supporting "seditious movements."

Ten political detainees moved to solitary in Iranian prison

Ten Iranian political prisoners have reportedly been transferred to solitary confinement in section 350 of Evin Prison for protesting against being mistreated by the guards.

Iran condemns new EU sanctions

Iran condemned the new sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union saying that it merely renders the nuclear talks “more complicated and ineffective.”

Iran makes two arrests in connection with Zahedan suicide attacks

Mohammad Rouzbeh, Zahedan Prosecutor announced that they have arrested two suspects in connection with the July 15 suicide attacks in Zahedan.

Iranian reporter released from house arrest in Italy

Mohammadali Hosseini Iran’s ambassador to Italy announced that the Islamic Republic reporter, Hamid Massouminejad is no longer under house arrest in Milan.

Three asylum-seekers killed at Afghan-Iran border

Nimrooz provincial officials in the west of Afghanistan announced that three Afghan asylum-seekers were killed and three injured upon being shot at by Iranian security forces close to Iran-Afghanistan border.

Afghanistan government shuts down TV network

Afghanistan Council of Ministers shut down the private television network "Emrooz" charging it with “fomenting religious differences and disrupting national unity.”

Award-winning Iranian journalist receives jail term

Emadeddin Baghi, award-winning Iranian journalist was sentenced to a year in prison and a five-year ban from political and media activities.