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2005-07-14 08:12:23

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary said on Thursday hunger-striking jailed journalist Akbar Ganji, who the European Union and the White House have demanded be freed, was receiving medical treatment and would not be released. "He is under special medical care ... and the prison physicians examine him two or three times a day," Mohammad Salarkia, deputy head of Tehran Justice Department, told the official IRNA news agency. An outspoken critic of the Islamic state's clerical leadership,...

2005-07-12 16:42:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday expressed solidarity with jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji, who is on a hunger strike, and urged human rights groups and the United Nations to push for his release. White House spokesman Scott McClellan also said in a statement that President Bush was concerned about the health of Ganji, an outspoken critic of the Islamic state's clerical leadership who was jailed for alleging links between officials and the murders of political...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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