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Saturday, February 10, 2007Iran Suppresses Free SpeechWhile observers speculate about the risk of Iran developing nuclear weapons and the possibility of a U.S. military attack against Iran, we seem not to be giving adequate attention toward the actual situation of ordinary Iranian citizens. Iranians live under significant oppression from their government, including restrictions on the freedom of expression and many instances of suppression of other basic democratic norms.
Iran Says It Might Talk To The Americans “On Certain Conditions”.Monday, April 24, 2006 Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad said on Monday 24 April 2006 that he was open to talk to the Americans, “but on specific conditions”, which he did not specified.
HASHEMI RAFSANJANI’S DECISION GIVES IRANIAN ELECTIONS SOME COLOURSWednesday, May 11, 2005 As Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani announced his participation at the coming presidential elections, pessimism over the future of the country grew, with, in the one hand, two prominent grand ayatollahs expressed their doubts and on the other, more political figures inside and outside called for an outright boycott of the race.
IN NEW YORK, IRAN REITERATED ITS RIGHT TO NUCLEAR POWERTuesday, May 3, 2005 As Mr. Kofi Annan, the General Secretary of the United Nations inaugurated Monday a troublesome four-week conference aimed at reviewing the 35 years-old Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), international nuclear experts expressed serious doubts about the sincerity of Iranian ayatollahs insisting that their nuclear projects have all non military purposes.
IRAN TO CONTINUE LOOKING FOR TIME IN NUCLEAR TALKSSunday, May 1, 2005 Iran continued its favourite cat and mouse policy Saturday on the second day of negotiations with Britain, France and Germany over the issue of enriching uranium.
IRAN ENTERS FULL ELECTORAL PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNTuesday, April 26, 2005 The Council of Coordination of the Iranian Fundamentalists shot the first salvo in the campaigning of the upcoming presidential elections with the presentation, last Friday 22 April 2005 of Mr. Ali Larijani as their official candidate.
LAST IRAN EU NUKE TALKS ENDED WITH NO RESULTFriday, April 22, 2005 Last round of nuclear talks between Iran and three European nations, namely Britain, France and Germany ended without producing any tangible result, negotiators told Iran Press Service.
IRANIAN REGIME MORE ISOLATED AT HOME AFTER KHOUZESTAN RIOTSWednesday, April 20, 2005 Unrests continued unabated in the oil rich Iranian province of Khouzestan, with local and international sources putting the death toll at about 30 people, including seven revolutionary guards and security men in plain clothes and the number of injured at five hundreds.
IRAN'S ROAD TO DEMOCRACYMonday, April 18, 2005 A quarter-century has passed in Iran since the revolution of February 1979. This can be called the period of "three republics". The first began with the revolution, lasted throughout the 1980-88 war with Iraq, and ended with the death of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989.
IS IRAN ON THE WAY TO A COLOUR REVOLUTION?Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Is Iran gearing for a new “colour revolution”, similar to the ones in Georgia, Ukraine and most recently in the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan?
THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC HAS NO LEGITIMACY: ABBAS FAKHRAVARThursday, April 7, 2005 “The events in Georgia, Ukraine and recently in Kyrgyzstan have spirited the people on Iran, mostly the young generation and dispirited the authorities, mostly the leadership that is thrown in full crisis, as it sees similar dictatorships relying on the bayonet have crumbled in one night and evaporated”, confirmed a dissident students leader.
DOCTOR HOPES HIS REPORT ON Ms. KAZEMI WOULD HELP JUSTICESunday, April 3, 2005 As expected, the Iranian clerical-led authorities rejected on Saturday the terrible revelations made by an Iranian doctor who had examined Ms. Zahra Kazemi, the late Iranian-Canadian photojournalist murdered two years ago in an Iranian prison and labelled the medic as an “impostor”.
DOCTOR SAYS ZAHRA KAZEMI WAS TORTURED AND RAPED IN PRISONFriday, April 1, 2005 Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was savagely beaten, tortured and raped while in Iranian custody in 2003, according to Dr. Shahram A’zam, an emergency-room doctor who examined her before she died.