Latest Iranian election protests Stories

2009-12-07 07:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Justice Through Music and the Iranian-American Youth have joined forces to ensure that today, December 7th, Student's Day in Iran, is recognized around the world, despite efforts of the Iranian authorities to suppress it. During the last month alone, more than 60 Iranian students have been arrested and countless others referred to disciplinary committees just for supporting freedom and condemning oppression. JTM and IAY have launched two videos...

2009-08-03 09:14:00

Non Profit Launches "Protest Music From Iran" Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iranian authorities have arrested and charged hundreds of citizens, mostly intellectuals and opposition members, with participation in a "Velvet Revolution," and are now holding a mass show trial complete with coerced confessions. On Friday, the authorities announced that they have similarly charged Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi even though she was out of the country at the time...

2009-06-17 12:00:00

Twitter became the forum for supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi, as they posted defiant messages to the micro-blogging service on Tuesday, Reuters reported.The Twitter posting called for a second banned pro-Mousavi rally to go ahead and included security updates.Young, urban Iranians opposers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who defeated Mousavi in Friday's presidential election and whose government controls the state media, have begun using social...

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,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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