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Iranian Judiciary Tries to Silence Parent of Perished Protester

Shahnaz Akmali’s attempts at finding answers about the death of his son Mostafa Karimbeigi in the political protests of 2010 has earned her one year in jail, ban from political activity, travelling abroad and membership in social media.

Senior Cleric Reaffirms Suspension of Zoroastrian City Councillor

The controversy over the suspension of the Zoroastrian member of Yazd City Council in Iran was further stirred with a senior member of the Guardian Council, Ayatollah Modaresi Yazdi giving express support to the suspension. The senior cleric emphasized that the suspension of Sepanta Niknam must be upheld because “a non-Muslim cannot represent Muslims.”

Moderates Aiming for Gender Inclusivity in City Administration

With the victory of the Iranian moderates in the municipal elections, many are entertaining the prospect of a reversal of the recent anti-women policies in the workplace. President Rohani’s deputy in Citizen’s Rights Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi was quoted demanding a “revisiting of women’s rights” in the context of urban development.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Welcomes Restoration of Relations With Qatar

The spokesperson for Iran Foreign Ministry has welcomed Qatar’s decision to send back its ambassador to Tehran.

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Powerful Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills Hundreds

A powerful earthquake centered 30 km to the east of city of Halabja, near the Iran-Iraq border has killed more than 400 people, injuring more than 2000 in Iran alone.

Iranian Judiciary Tries to Silence Parent of Perished Protester

Shahnaz Akmali’s attempts at finding answers about the death of his son Mostafa Karimbeigi in the political protests of 2010 has earned her one year in jail, ban from political activity, travelling abroad and membership in social media.

Senior Cleric Reaffirms Suspension of Zoroastrian City Councillor

The controversy over the suspension of the Zoroastrian member of Yazd City Council in Iran was further stirred with a senior member of the Guardian Council, Ayatollah Modaresi Yazdi giving express support to the suspension. The senior cleric emphasized that the suspension of Sepanta Niknam must be upheld because “a non-Muslim cannot represent Muslims.”

Iranians Drained by Empty Government Promises

One hundred days after being elected in 2013, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, made an appearance on the state television claiming that he has been successful in delivering on his promises.

In his 2017 campaign for presidency, Rouhani made a similar promise and we are rapidly closing in on the deadline and as customary, he will probably make a public appearance to make a similar claim of success. The question remains whether he has truly been able to make any positive changes in his voters’ lives and if the average citizen in Iran feels any improvement in their lives or the situation of the country as a whole.

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