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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

Telephone disruptions experienced by subscribers of 22 telecommunications centers in Tehran following deployment of cables over three days….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

At a press conference on the foundation’s programs for the new year, the head of the National Elite Foundation, Dr. Nasrin Soltankhah, discussed the Shahab program, which will be implemented in 12 provinces to identify and discover gifted pupils and gifted Iranians outside of Iran. According…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

Supreme Leader instructs Minstry of Islamic Guidance to simplify book publishing process in Iran

During his visit to the Intenational Book Fair in Tehran, the Supreme Leader instructed the Ministry of Islamic Guidance to remove barriers to book publishing, with government assistance, particularly in the surge in paper prices. He stressed the importance of propagating a “book-reading culture… Planning should…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

At a IRGC ideology-political ceremony at Imam Hossein University, Kamran Daneshjoo discussed fundamental and infrastructure problems at Iranian universities, saying that during the Shah’s father’s time, Iranian universities followed the West, and no one thought to create local content for Iranian universities. One of the main…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

Heydar Moslehi announced at the end of the meeting of the anti-drug headquarters in Iran that it had achieved solid successes in the arrest of the heads of the drug trafficking mafia, a field under the responsibility of the Intelligence Ministry….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

At a press conference, Sardar Hossein Sajedi Nia announced that 95% of criminals arrested as part of the program to improve neighborhood security in the capital were under the age of 25. Sajedi Nia added that the campaign was executed by the Tehran police over 72…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

Hossein Firouzabadi expressed his appreciation for the extensive participation of the Iranian public in the second round of elections, calling on leaders and officials to stop using slogans when answering the public and begin performing….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

Fars News Agency published the names of the 288 elected Majlis members who gained seats in the recent Majlis elections in Iran. The first round of the elections was held on March 2, when 225 candidates won seats in the Majlis. The second round of the…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

The Information, Communication and Publicity Center, which is affiliated with the President’s Office, has rejected the false statements on setting a price of 2,000 tumans (about USD 1.3) for each liter of gas. Earlier, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said that the government intends to increase gas…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

At a press conference, Ali Saeedi discussed the dispute between the Majlis and the government, “Mr. Ahmadinejad must demonstrate some consideration in protecting the honor and authority of the Majlis, and the Majlis must understand the performance conditions.” According to Saeedi, the makeup of the ninth…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

This complaint will be immediately handled in the legal system. This was the third complaint filed against the government by the Majlis on the same day. Majlis members previously decided to file two other complaints about government violations regarding illegal withdrawal from bank accounts (withdrawal carried…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Domestic

The move could block implementation of the second stage of the subsidy reform plan in the current Iranian year (ends March 2013). The Committee’s decision is pending endorsement by Majlis majority. The government presented the draft of the national budget bill for Iranian calendar year 1391…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Textile workers in Mazandaran demonstrate in front of province administration along with their families to protest not having been paid their salary for many months….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Journalist Omid Mohades was sentenced to four years in prison and five years of prohibition from membership in a political party, on charges of participation in an assembly to harm national security….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Parallel trial of 213 Gonobad Dervishes begins in three Iranian cities…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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The trial of Reza Antazari, the press photographer who was arrested last summer while covering news about the Gonobad Dervish community, will begin this month. Antazari’s hand was injured during the arrest, and he was sent to a Tehran hospital last week for the second time…

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Journalist and political activist, Meisam Mohammadi, was sentenced by the revolutionary court to four years in prison and prohibited from any political or journalistic activity for five years….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh, Iran’s former Deputy Foreign Minister who had been forced to resign over alleged financial corruption, has been pardoned by Khamenei. Ahmadinejad recently appointed Malekzadeh as his adviser. In June 2011, Malekzadeh was arrested and spent a month in detention on financial corruption charges….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Mahmud Shkrayeh, caricaturist of the weekly Nameh Kabir, one of the most popular publications in the Central (Markazi) Province and which maintains a critical line, was sentenced to 25 lashings for the caricature he drew of Majlis member Ahmad Lofti from Arak….

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Monday, 7 May 2012  /  Human Rights

IRGC-affiliated Javan: There is no end to the unfulfilled promises of the government. Since its establishment to date, the government has made many promises that have not been fulfilled. Journalists have experienced this very well, and the unfilled promises of the government to journalists is the…

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