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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...

2009-07-02 16:01:00

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for collaborating with U.S. stars like Snoop Dogg and T-Pain, Iranian-British recording artist Mams Taylor turned his focus towards his motherland this week in response to the popular movement for political freedom in Iran. His song "United For Neda" brings together Iran's most elite entertainers, poets, thinkers, actors and singers in one harmonious voice pleading for freedom, featuring three of Iran's most iconic singers Dariush, Satar and Morteza,...

2009-06-26 12:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since June 12 and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said today as it adopted all of them as prisoners of conscience. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "It is shocking that journalists -- whose job it is to provide information to others -- are being detained, on top of all the other draconian measures the...

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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...

2008-11-11 09:00:13

Politics have prompted Iran's conservatives to reverse their criticism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to Barack Obama, observers say. Ahmadinejad last week sent a letter to the U.S. president-elect congratulating him on his election win and urging him to develop better relations with Iran, the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 that an Iranian leader had made an overture to a U.S. president-elect. The move was initially blasted by conservatives in Iran's parliament,...

2006-06-07 13:15:15

By Volker Warkentin BERLIN (Reuters) - Iranian Vice President Mohammad Aliabadi will attend the opening match of the World Cup between Germany and Costa Rica in Munich on Friday, the German government said on Wednesday. Aliabadi, who is one of seven vice presidents and is responsible for sport policy, will also be at Iran's opening match against Mexico in Nuremberg on June 11, police in the Bavarian city said. A spokeswoman for the German foreign ministry in Berlin said there was...

2006-06-04 13:56:48

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can count on a tongue-lashing from the head of the German football association (DFB) and other leaders if he comes to Germany to support Iran in the World Cup. DFB co-president Theo Zwanziger said on Sunday he was against banning Ahmadinejad from the tournament starting on Friday over his controversial remarks questioning whether the Holocaust happened, because that would only "make him a martyr." "If he does come and enters...