"A FEW SIMPLE SHOTS", Director: Joseph Akrami
Interview of Hamshahri photographer Ali Zare, detained in Iran!
- In the last meeting of government council, which was formed in Mashhad, the President introduced his new cabinet!
- Fars news agency: In regards to the beating of many french citizens from security forces, on the threshold of this countries national day and the arrest of many of them Iranian department of foreign affairs have summoned the ambassador of france to the Iran's ministry, and have stated their objection towards these events.
- 4 professors of Ghazvin university; Dr. Raiesian, Dr. Imanie, Dr. Darvish, and Dr. Fazli have been arrested.
- Today, The French minister of foreign affairs recognized Ahamadinejad as the official president of IRI however, he will hold relations with the opposition.
- Today, "Gholamreza Aghazadeh", the head of Nuclear division and vice president, resigned from his position.
- The main lawyers’ association of Iran announced on Tuesday that a new rule for lawyers devised and about to be implemented by the Judiciary was infringing upon their freedoms and was against the constitution. Yesterday, 52 prominent Iranian lawyers released a statement calling upon the government to respect people’s rights. They asked the government to charge people within 24 hours of their arrest or set them free.
- Families of more than 30 political prisoners rallied in front of the Islamic Courts in Tehran, asking for the immediate release of their loved ones. The Mourning Mothers group has asked on the people of Iran to join them in their upcoming rally which is to be held next week. On Thursday, prayer sessions will be held across Iran for the safe return of detained protesters across Iran.
- Isfahan’s governor announced yesterday that anyone who supports Mousavi is an enemy of Islam.
- It has been reported that electricity and water supply have been cut off in many main bazaars in Iran’s Kurdish areas because they held wide-spread strikes!
- After the airline accident in Iran that killed 168 people – all aboard -, Iranian President-Select Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran’s airlines were the safest and most secure airlines in the world. The Russian-made plane was traveling from Tehran to Yerevan, Armenia when it crashed near Ghazvin, northwest of Tehran.
- Reports have confirmed that Ahmadinejad’s new cabinet to be introduced in August will be composed mostly of staunch conservatives. Reports of him forming a compromise government with reformists aboard have been vehemently denied.
- It has now been confirmed that several students that have been missing from Birjand University in Southern Khorasan province are currently being held in detention. Among these students are Amin Ostadi and Milad Garajian. It has also been reported that the people in charge of interrogating prisoners at Evin Prison are Saeed Mortazavi, Hasan Zareh Denvai-Heydarifar and Hosseini Rasikh.
- According to reports obtained from the University of Ghazvin, 30 students at the university have been summoned to the so-called disciplinary committee. According to the source,Security forces has arrested 19 students and 5 professors during the recent uprising of people in Ghazvin.
- Fars news agency quoted an Iranian regime security official as saying that a law passed by the regime’s Majlis (parliament) “about preventing the illegal use of satellite dishes is still in force” and the paramilitary Bassij “has the legal authority” to confiscate the equipment.The official, Colonel Morteza Taraghi, added, “Removing satellite dishes is not limited to a particular time period … and the police will confiscate them.”“The police will deal with visible offenses, such that in places where dishes can be seen, they will be removed.”
- The Ministry of Information announced that prisoners held at various prisons in Iran were being interrogated and the police were investigating their crimes. He also claimed that several detainees had confessed to their roles in the unrests in the country and that they also had other evidence to implicate them in violent acts.
- The International Human Rights campaign in Iran announced today that the number of people killed in recent unrests in Iran were far higher than what the government was reported. According to a report published by the organization, last month more than 34 bodies were brought to a morgue in Tehran in a single day while the government claims that no more than 20 people have died in all.According to the report, the bodies were brought to three hospitals in Tehran on June 30. 19 were brought to Imam Khomeini Hospital, 8 to Rasoole Akram Hospital and 7 to Loqmane Hakeem Hospital.
Torture victims tell their stories!produced before the elections, featuring victims of torture in Iran's prisoners telling their stories, as well as commentary by human rights activists and political prisoners.