Category Archives: Lebanon
Prisoners’ News Transfers Mousavi’s 2009 campaign coordinator, Mir Taher Mousavi, who was arrested 3 months ago, has been taken to hospital. Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was taken to hospital in dire condition but not admitted and returned to Evin. Jailed lawyer Mohammad Seif Zadeh transferred from Evin prison to the hospital. On hunger strike Human Rights […]
Kinross-Tasiast has been a hot topic in the mining community for at least two years, since the take-over of Red Back mining in September 2010, stirring much speculation among stock market traders as well as anticipation from unemployed Mauritanian graduates. Yet it remains an impenetrable mystery. The precious ore is extracted far from prying eyes hoping to catch a glimpse of […]
The meeting of Arab foreign ministers scheduled to be held in the Saudi city of Jeddah over the Syrian crisis has been postponed indefinitely without explanation by the Arab League. This “emergency meeting” was to discuss the conflict and the replacement of the UN and international mediator Kofi Annan, who resigned last week after the […]
A week dominated by positive news from the 2012 Olympics, where Iran is currently in 13th place on the medals table. I can say this despite the nonsense being spouted by war-mongers.
Prisoners are returning to jail after brief periods of respite, a meagre extension for Hossein Maleki to have his 7th surgery for kidney disease.
After more than 3 years, a few more of those 2009 protesters who were sentenced to prison terms of up to 2.5 years despite appeals are being freed.
The regime continues to increase persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, chiefly Christians, Baha’i, Kurds and Ahwazi.
Protest by teachers and education sector workers; increased restrictions on women’s education; and large-scale closures of businesses, in a week where the US dollar exchange rate was still well over the 1000 Toman ‘psychological threshold’. And yet, we learn Iranians represent a significant proportion of the occupants of the Burj Khalifa tower. I’ve said it before: when we see queues at the bakeries in Iran as big as the ones at the banks for buying gold coins, there will be a chance for genuine social change.
Seems also that the battle for Syria has done serious damage to Iran’s relationship with Turkey.