Iran arrests top film-maker Jafar Panahi for supporting Green movement

• Panahi held with his wife, daughter and 15 guests on Monday • Tehran’s prosecutor claims Panahi’s detention is ‘not political’

Ian Black Guardian [UK] 2 March 2010

Iranian security forces have detained Jafar Panahi, one of the country’s most internationally celebrated film-makers, as part of a continuing crackdown on supporters of the opposition […]

Scott Brown co-sponsored first significant DC bill

Posted by NorsU Freedom Seeker 2/27/2010

Scott Brown signs the Iran Democratic Transition Act Bill

Scott Brown co-sponsored his first significant bill in DC…S.3800…introduced by Republicans John Cornyn and Sam Brownback. The bill is to establish a program to support a transition to a freely elected, open democracy in Iran. This is a response to […]

Quote of the day

Getty Photo via BBC News

“…When will Barack Obama stand up for and with the people of Iran? Mr. President, please: put on a green tie, step to the microphone and announce to the world that you’re wearing the tie in solidarity with the people of Iran. Give a speech that […]

Iran shuts down Google Mail

Iran has announced plans to permanently ban Google’s email service from being used within its borders.

by James Quinn in New York Telegraph [UK] 10 February 2010

In a move ahead of Thursday’s 31st anniversary of the creation of Iran’s Islamic Republic, the national telecoms agency in Tehran said that it will ban Gmail and […]

Iran, With Opposition Protests Continuing, Executes More Prisoners

Nazila Fathi The New York Times February 1, 2010

Every Thursday since last April, Davoud Rahmanipour traveled to the notorious Evin prison in northern Tehran for a weekly visit with his son, Arash, 19, who was being held there while his lawyer appealed his death sentence.

The elder Mr. Rahmanipour was unsettled last Thursday to […]

Iran opposition leaders call for protests

(CNN) — Two top Iranian opposition leaders have called on supporters to protest on February 11, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an opposition Web site reported.

According to The Green Way Web site, a meeting took place Saturday between opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Moussavi at Karroubi’s home.

They discussed the […]