Iran News Summary – 17-18 Dec 2011

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17 Dec 2011
01h00
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has ended his hunger strike http://t.co/QSjIEtue – Hossein Ronaghi ended his hunger strike due to threats by officials to put added pressure on other prisoners – Arash Sadeghi & Mohsen Javadi Afzali were also on hunger strike in support of Ronaghi. Threats were made against them also
Student activist Arash Sadeghi has been released http://t.co/RAIlbxzS 
11h00
Des Nouvelles d'Iran – Semaine 50-2011 http://t.co/Ea1hCgVw
12h00
WaPo (AP) – #Iran says it has arrested a suspected American spy trying to infiltrate Iranian intelligence  http://t.co/blMWfdmu
13h00
3 prisoners executed in Arak prison for drug smuggling http://t.co/yGodkv7w
Yazd Steel Factory blast death toll reaches 17 http://t.co/tCL3LQfu
15h00
Setareh Elyasi, #WomensRights Student Activist Expelled for “Disobedience” – http://t.co/FRJjDkpO 
20h00
So much for sanctions…. #Iran and #Russia set to ink $700m #oil deal http://bit.ly/tPYIHr (via Mehr News)
Esmael Salmanpour sentenced to 1 year suspended; Farzad Eslami sentenced to 1 additional year  http://t.co/7DJ2QSV3
23h00
Kamran Rahimian transferred to Rejaei Shahr prison as his trial begins http://t.co/gvT9avth

18 Dec 2011
10h00
#Bochum City gives #HumanRights award to Mrs. Khadijeh Hajidini Moghaddam!
11h00
#Iran has released two #Kuwaitis held for a month, clearing them of spying http://is.gd/nDOpBV (fa)
12h00
New charges against Mohammad Seifzadeh, jailed Iranian #humanrights lawyer |ICHRI| http://bit.ly/u7Gzfz
MP Tavakoli, chairman of Majles research center: Corruption has cost  #Iran economy $ 34 billion in a year http://is.gd/0KP0GF
death toll of Yazd Steel factory blast rises to 18 ; ILNA http://is.gd/aXJdw9 (fa)
 PIX 17.12.11 supporters of Laleh Park Mothers TY #Frankfurt http://on.fb.me/v8Y1OH
FARS: #Iran minister of energy says second phase of subsidy cuts will be implemented 
13h00
 #Tehran's metro victim of internal dispute between Ahmadinejad & Tehran's Mayor Qalibaf  http://t.co/yMlGKRdQ
BBC News – #Iran says CIA spy of Iranian origin detained ow.ly/1Cf7Xf
My short Q/A with Havel in 2009 in which he expressed solidarity w those fighting for democracy in #Iran http://www.rferl.org/content/Havel_Expresses_Solidarity_With_Iranian_Demonstrators/1754826.html 
14h00
For Kayhan, the word "Velvet" is still used to insult greens. Our Havels are tortured in IR prisons. Havel changed the world by his brain.
16h00
Le régime a besoin de la participation des réformateurs : FarsNews (pro-régime) leur donne la parole  http://t.co/Juv1bVRC
17h00
9 political prisoners arrested in Tabriz on August 24 have been released after finishing their term : Mehdi Mohajer, Yousef Salahshour, Yaghob Ramezani – Ali Imani Gharamaleki, Mohamad Alimoradi, Yaser Salmani Rezaei – Ahmad Alizadeh, Mohamad Mahmoudi & Farzad Mahdavi 
Man convicted of kidnapping & rape was hanged in Ilam (W.IR) Sun 12/18
Serious health problems of imprisoned journalist Masoud Bastani ignored by the regime  http://t.co/fXFcqxIG
19h00
Society 4 Iranian Archaeology warns of "destruction & looting" of ancient monuments&sites in Sistan & Baluchestan http://t.co/pJtD18i8 
20h00
PHOTOS #Iran – Tiles of the dome of historical Charbagh school in #Isfahan city collapsed  http://t.co/PxlARSqD
#Tehran's Beethoven Music Center, celebrates 58th years of existence  http://t.co/lbRjX9wT (fa)
"A Little Higher", a contemporary theatre, staged at #Tehran's Vahdat Hall  http://t.co/xg4oUE0w
21h00
Court decision to be delayed 4 months. Christmas in Jail for #Iran Christaian Pastor Yousef Naderkhani. http://t.co/3fG81LfV
22h00
Yemen releases 5 sailors from #Iran who were illegally detained 2 years ago – Tehran Times http://t.co/A8ncGQsJ
Two court cases in Iran and Israel Farzaneh Rosstaee http://t.co/gY4YCDEw
New charges 4 the imprisoned lawyer; Banned access to a copy of constitution in prison K Ghoreishi http://t.co/AurSszXH

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