Iran News Summary – 27 Nov 2011

Workers and retirees in East Azerbayjan province protest the draft of reform of labour laws 
The leadership of 'monkey' in the 'animal farm' of IRI Arash Bahmani
important NYT article on #MEK #MKO – The American advocates have been well paid $10,000 to $50,000 for speeches on behalf #MKO – The M.E.K. has hired high-priced lobbyists like the Washington firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld – officials expressed frustration at the American supporters’ credulous acceptance of MEK claims of representing the Iranian opposition & of embracing democratic values – Mr. Mukasey said he had been paid his standard speaking fee $15K to $20K to talk at M.E.K.-related events – it's extremely disturbing that such lobbying forces can easily buy ex-officials who were in charge of the security of the US 
Iranian arrested in #Indonesia for smuggling #refugees 
Abduction and detention of Mohammad Rashid Hedayati, Azad University student -( Fa)
Babak Dad suggests recent explosion in military base was an assassination attempt on Khamenei 
Iran's parliament voted Sunday to downgrade diplomatic & economic ties w/ Britain in retaliation for fresh Western sanctions- IRNA
AFP – Iran parliament votes to expel British ambassador
Iran Feature: So How Big is the Bank Fraud? add some Rafsanjani & IRGC banditry for real big bucks
whipped with cable; Jailed labor activist Afshin Osanloo transferred to hospital (fa)
myAmnesty virtual event – Campaign for jailed Iran #HumanRights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
Ahmad Reza Ahmadpour begins serving his sentence in Ahvaz prison
Mostafa Daneshjou, lawyer of Gonabadi dervishes, transferred to common ward in Evin
Shahoo Ahmadi, Kurd living in Marivan, sentenced to 7 years in prison
Kuwait’s MP accused of role in Iran nuke program; arabtimes
Iran adopts "wait and see" policy on ally Syria's crisis; Reuters
HRANA: A man convicted of drug trafficking was hanged in Qom Sunday morning 
4 Iranian artists: Farhad Moshiri, Shirin Neshat, Afshin PirHashemi & Reza Derakhshani, among 2010/2011 TOP 500 Contemporary artists
Guardian – #UK Foreign Office vowed to react "robustly" if #Iran expels British ambassador
#Iran Ambassador in Lebanon asks Lebanese &Palastinian groups (eg Hamas, Hizbollah)2support Assad worldy and physically
The role of Iranian women in civil society Mehrangiz Kar
AlArabiya – Special Basij unit unveiled and ready to suppress any potential protests in #Iran

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