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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Domestic

Security forces in North Khorasan Province closed nine cafés accused of using anti-filtering software that allows surfing to websites that are blocked in Iran….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Domestic

Security forces arrested 15 young people, nine men and six women, who are accused of participating in a mixed party where alcoholic beverages were served. The alleged party was held in a private villa….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Domestic

The Asre Iran website ridiculed the item published on Fars News in which the head of the Society Division of the Internal Security Forces claimed that only female police officers would approach women who are not in compliance with the Islamic dress code and that male…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Domestic

The Islamic Revolution Document Center (IRDC) published a report that categorizes the various political currents active in Iranian cyberspace, as well as what the Farsi-language virtual world lacks. According to this report, there are three main streams in the Farsi-speaking virtual world: the local, the modern,…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Domestic

President Ahmadinejad said that all officials are seriously after promoting Iran’s development and progress. All regard employment, production, agriculture and industry as the country’s key issues. If Majlis, government and all officials join hands, they can undertake big tasks and effective measures. Ahmadinejad said that the…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

In Ahvaz, 800 workers employed by the Metro have not received their salaries for the last five months. Despite this, the workers claim that they are scared to strike because after last year’s protests 200 of their colleagues were fired….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Mohamad Ghaffarian who is accused of insulting the Supreme Leader and the president, as well as acting to harm the national security and disrupting public order, has been sentenced to three and years in prison plus seventy lashes….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

a) Seven prisoners were executed as a group at the Lakan prison in Rasht. b) Two prisoners were executed on charges of rape at the Isfahan prison. According to human rights activists during the last months, at least 73 people have been executed in Iran. c)…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Police in Mahabad arrested members of the pop and rock band Erteash, which worked underground to produce popular music. They were arrested on charges of Satanism….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

The Tehran Municipality has prevented the holding of poetry classes that read from the works of poet and human rights activist Fatemeh Ahtzari. She is one of the most conspicuous poets and women’s rights activists in Iran. She was also editor-in-chief of the suspended periodical, “Hamin…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, head of the Iranian judiciary, spoke about the plan to reform education social sciences and Iranian academic institutions: The issue of the social sciences and reforming how they are studied is a matter of great importance. Therefore, any work done in that…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Rahman Boozari, a journalist who worked for several reformist newspapers and a translator of philosophical books, was arrested a year ago after signing a letter to the Minister of Islamic Guidance regarding the ban on several foreign publishers from participating in the Tehran International Book Fair….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Economy

According to economic sources, the import ../../../2012/05/21/data_for_the_previous_Persian_year__ended_March_19__2012.css) shows that Iran imported large quantities from China, worth more than USD 7 billion. According to Jaras, the import of low-quality Chinese goods takes second place behind imports from the…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Economy

In an interview to CNN Iran’s Minister of Economy and Finance Shamseddin Husseini warned, Iran can withstand the sanctions but the economy of other nations will be damaged. The European Union implements the boycott on Iranian oil on 1 July. The price of petroleum in world…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Military

Major-Gen Seyyed Hasan Firuzabadi, Chief of the General Command Headquarters of the Iranian Military Forces, has said that Israel poses a threat to all nations, All nations should feel the danger and threat that the Zionist Regime poses to them. Iran will not give up its…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Military

Prior to the next round of nuclear negotiations, to be held in Baghdad on Wednesday, 203 members of Majlis have signed a public statement supporting the position of the Iranian government in the talks. This statement specifies, The time has come to put an end to…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Military

In an editorial entitled “Empty handed from Vienna to Baghdad,” the chief editor of Kayhan, Hossein Shariatmadari commented on the unexpected visit of IAEA chief Yukiya Amano to Iran just before an new round of talks between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran begin…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  Military

Alaeddin Boroujerdi chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) said that differences over Iran’s nuclear program …cannot be resolved in one or two meetings. It is a false expectation that the Baghdad meeting will mark the end of the negotiations… The Baghdad…

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  International

Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi visited Kuwait on May 20 to discuss bilateral ties. He also conveyed President Ahmadinejad’s letter to the Kuwaiti emir, an invitation to participate in the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran (late August)….

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Monday, 21 May 2012  /  International

At a rally held near the UN office in Tehran, students chanted slogans condemning the proposal, and the Bahraini government’s “wrong policies.” They expressed support for the Bahraini people.            …

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