Nov 2010

Tehran prosecutor accuses media of spreading doubt in murder case

Tehran Prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi discussed the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed and the recent failed highjacking of an Iranian flight at a press conference today.

Shahla Jahed to be hanged in Tehran tomorrow

Lawyer of Shahla Jahed, an Iranian woman sentenced to death for committing murder, announced that his client will be hanged tomorrow morning.

Ahmadinejad dismisses Wikileaks documents

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an international press conference that Wikileaks documents are "worthless" and “lack legitimacy.”

Detained Iranian lawyer denounces mistreatment in prison

Nasrin Sotoudeh, detained Iranian lawyer challenged the state in her trial by speaking out against being “mistreated” by prison officials.

Assassination attempts against two Iranian professors

Two bomb explosions in Tehran took the life of one university professor and injured another.

The Green Wave screens in Berlin festival

"The Green Wave" by Ali Samadi Ahadi will be screened at Around the World in 14 Films Festival in Berlin on December third.

Basij chief says Iran threatened by sedition

Head of Iran’s Basij militia warned that he believes “more complex seditious activities” are on the way against the Islamic Republic.

Iran says Gambia under US pressure

Following Gambia’s announcement that they have severed all ties with Iran, head of Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission blamed US pressures for the Gambian reaction.

Attempt to highjack Iranian flight to Damascus

Iranian authorities announced that the individual who tried to highjack an Islamic Republic airliner en route to Damascus from Tehran has been arrested and has ties to “anti-Revolutionary elements.”

Iranian detainee stands by his allegations of torture

Detained Iranian activist, Abdollah Momeni issued another letter announcing that his statements regarding torture in Iranian prisons are completely true despite recent denials by the spokesman for the judiciary.

Iran says international gasoline sanctions ineffective

Abolhossein Bayat, Iran's Deputy Oil Minister announced that Iran is completely independent from gasoline imports despite “enemy plans to impose gasoline sanctions against Iran.”

Detained Iranian reformist in grave health condition

Iranian political prisoner Davoud Soleymani was reportedly transferred to the hospital for heart complications but immediately returned to prison against hospital recommendations.

Iran releases a number of political prisoners

A number of imprisoned Iranian students and political prisoners were released on the occasion of Ghadir Eid by the order of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah Khamenei accuses opposition of power-mongering

Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei told a gathering of Tehran's thousands of Basij militia members that election protesters of 2009 put their desire for power above the interests of the country.

Rahnavard condemns unprecedented "political violence against women" in Iran

On the occasion of the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, Zahra Rahanvard issued a letter addressed to Iran’s head of judiciary criticizing the situation women in the country.

IDFA awards Iran's "anonymous filmmakers"

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has honoured the “anonymous filmmakers” who recorded the images of the Iranian people’s protests following the controversial presidential elections of 2009.

Lawyer declined visiting rights with his detained US clients

Massoud Shafii, the lawyer of the three US detainees in Iran announced that since the release of Sarah Shourd in September, he has not been allowed to visit his other two clients.

World Philosophy Day closes in Tehran

World Philosophy Day ended in Tehran last night with comments from Iran’s head of Judiciary on reviewing the content of human sciences and the issue of human rights.

Iranian MPs want to question Ahmadinejad

Ali Motahari, conservative member of Islamic Republic Parliament, announced that the MPs have collected the necessary signatures “to question the president.”

Mousavi prevented from attending family funeral

Islamic Republic security forces prevented Iranian opposition leader MirHosein Mousavi from attending the funeral of a relative in Tehran.