Defiance and Resistance at Tehran University

Thousands of Tehran University students swelled the streets around the university’s main entrance and and Alameh Amini Auditorium where the Science Minister, Kamran Daneshjoo was supposed to be taking part in the opening ceremonies. Students ripped up posters and demanded the expulsion of the minister from campus forcing the security forces to fire tear gas… Continue reading Defiance and Resistance at Tehran University

Protests at the start of Ramadan outside the Islamic Republic’s Evin Prison

Families of detained, tortured and murdered protesters have been gathering daily in front of Evin Prison as well as the Revolutionary Court of the Islamic Republic. The families demands include visitation rights to see their loves ones and the immediate release of all political prisoners. These protests have been attacked by militia and security forces… Continue reading Protests at the start of Ramadan outside the Islamic Republic’s Evin Prison

15 Arrests at demonstration after the closure of paper Etemad Melli (National Trust)

The regime has “temporarily” shut down the newspaper of defeated reformist candidate Mehdi Karoubi. has Etemad-e Melli was closed down under the orders of the prosecutor’s office and no edition appeared on the streets today (August17). It has been alleged that the paper was about to release a statement calling for further defiance. In response… Continue reading 15 Arrests at demonstration after the closure of paper Etemad Melli (National Trust)

Rafsanjani’s Full Speech

From the LA Times As far as the occasions of the week are concerned, the most important occasion was the death anniversary Imam Kazem, our seventh [Shiite] imam, who was one of our most oppressed imams who experienced much hardship. His excellency became an imam when he was 20 years old and during his whole… Continue reading Rafsanjani’s Full Speech

Protest at Tehran University

Defying the stringent security measures taken by the regime, large crowds gathered outside Tehran Uni today. From what we can gather,¬†Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s ‘Friday Prayers’ speech sought to avoid controversy as much as possible, but he did keep referring to the ‘crisis’ in Iran and the need to save the ‘Islamic State’. Moreover, he… Continue reading Protest at Tehran University

Death in the Dorms: Saeed Kamali Dehghan

From Guardian Online They came in the small hours, just as the dormitories were settling down for the night. Outside, Tehran was still in ferment, a city gripped by fury two days after a “stolen election”. Inside the dorms on Amirabad Street, students were trying to sleep, though nerves were jangling; just hours earlier several… Continue reading Death in the Dorms: Saeed Kamali Dehghan