Disclaimer: The authors of Persopolis 2.0 were inspired by the work of Marjane Satrapi. This does not imply, however, that the views expressed here reflect her own.
Since the Revolution in 1979, Iranians have coped with an increasingly repressive regime. Attempts for greater social and political freedoms have resulted in brutal crackdowns by the hardline government. The ensuing apathy and significant boycott of the 2005 presidential elections led to the election of the ultraconservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...
- Secretly burial of dozens of anonymous lost lives in Beheshte Zahra
one of Beheshte Zahra organization personnel has said that on 12th and 13th of July some corpses and under severe security management transferred to this cemetery and by compulsory issuing of burial license for them have been buried at peice 302 of Beheshte Zahra.In the list of buried people on the mentioned dates , the total number of 44 are anonymous .
- Prevention of Treatment of Political Prisoners by Ministry of Information
- IRGC Commander: doubt in elections was designed in laboratory of espionage
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari in a gathering of Basij and IRGC commanders in Mazandaran province, while was emphasizing on duties and missions of Basij on developments after the election said: «The story of creation doubt in the elections was implementation of instructions which were designed in the anti-revolution and espionage labs outside Iran and some within the country were responsible for its implementation .»
- Ahmad Zeiabadi,35 days in solitary ,17 days hunger strike
She says : he is not in the real bad situation but also not very well ,he has been in a solitary cell for 35 days without hearing anything and in complete silence which has not been like the last time he has been in jail in year 2000and he had gone on hunger strike for the first 17 days in detention to show his objection for illegally arresting him but in the prison clinic the doctor has told him that no one knows about his strike so he accepted to eat some thing .He also has said that recently they gave him testamentary of Imam Khomeini to read which is good because at least he has something to read and has said that he is getting used to the situation.
- Ahmadinejad introduced his proposed ministers to Parliament
Ahmadinejad handed the list over to the parliament after the supposed time which caused Bahonar ,vice president of parliament to cmplain about this matter .
In the proposed list only 5 ministers are in their former positions as 9th cabinet.
- Despite of news rumors Mohammad Reza Jalai Pour has not been released
According to latest news received from Third Wave , Jalaei Poru's along with some friends from 5 pm yesterday till 2am this morning were being waited in front of Evin prison for him to get released as they have been promised to but after 9 hours of waiting no one responded them but they think Mohammad Reza will be released in the next couple of days.
- Increasing of physical and psychological pressure on Keyvan Samimi
According to reporters from reporters committee of Human Rights, he was arrested in the evening of 14 June following an onslaught to his home and breaking the door of his house and after confiscation his personal belongings and his PC ,he was transferred to Evin detention.Now it's been more than 2 months that he has been in ward 209 of Evin detention and during this time he just has been able to contact his family twice and also visit them twice.
His interrogator is trying to make him confess through his family and putting them under pressure.
- Every day gatherings of the recent detainees in front of Evin prison and Revolutionary Court of Islamic Republic
- Khoozestan governor reaction to serial murders : the main reason of women security issues are women
He also said : The serial murders in Abadan and Mahshahr cities were done by some psycho people and police can not diagnosis every one's mental issues.women has to go home early at nights and if some wants to go home 11 pm and something happens to her , it's her fault.
- Records of one of the proposed ministers:sister's Basij person in charge at Karaj Azad University
This member of fundamentalists fraction in parliament has said to ISNA news agency : some of those who are in this list has not had even one day of executive job.The highest and only executive job which proposed minister of welfare ministry has is person in charge of women Basij at Karaj Azad University and her field of study is clinical psychology . How could it be possible for her to run such a main and important ministry ?
- Extensive summoned of the students to disciplinary committee in Mazandaran University
Some of the names of summoned students are as follows:
1.Milad Moeeni2.Maziar Yazdani Panah3.Shovaneh Merikhi4.Rahman Yaghoubi5.Ali Nazari 6.Milad Hosseini Keshtan7.Alireza Kiani8.Ali Adineh Vand9. Ali Donyari10.Seyed Yousef Jafari
11.Ali Abasi12.Mehdi Davoudian13.Mehdi Takdam14.Sogand Alikhah15.Ehsen Ehsani16.Mohammad Fekri17.Marjan Fayazi18.Sadeq Hakimzadeh19.Yasaman Tohidian
20.Siavash Safavi21.Arnoush Azrahimi
- Tehran does not allow anyone to visit three detained Americans
It should be mentioned that three tourist have claimed that they have entered to Iran accidentally and according to Iran commitments within the framework of the Vienna convention dated 1963 Iran government should let representatives of Swiss Embassy in Tehran to see American citizens.US officials are worried about these three tourists health and security conditions.
- Execution of 4 people in Tehran and Isfahan
Total of 225 executions have occurred this year in Iran and in world statics after China,Iran has the largest number of executions .
- Number of Patients with swine flu in Iran reached to 238 people
Mehr News Agency reported by Mohammad Mahdi Gooya Head of fight management against infectious diseases Center of Ministry of Health , announced on Thursday that none of the patients with Swine flue have died so far.
Earlier a health official in the province of Hormozgan had said about death of a pregnant woman because of Swine influenza in Qeshm Island.
- Kayhan newspaper seizure was denied
Director of Public relations of public and revolutionary Prosecution office of Tehran ,Thursday night announced on IRIB News that Kayhan newspaper seizure request is denied. Seyed Abolhassan Pour Hosseini by denying the published news in some Internet sites emphasized : no order has been issued in this case.
- Wood industry protesting workers in Shahroud by sleeping on the ground blocked Rajaee street
These staffs had gathered and protested because of not receiving their own money and its interest and workers and labors for not receiving their salary .
Managers of this company after taking billions of Toomans from people through the futures contract and monthly payment of 20-25 percent interest now by bankruptcy excuse don't give people's money back and don't pay the company workers.
During this gathering which took 5 hours , gathered people were chanting some slogans.According to some of the protesters because of collusion between company manager(Masoumi) and prosecutor and Police ,these organizations avoid follow-up of this matter and no one is responsible for people's damages.
Finally this gathering finished by Police intervention at 3 pm and 3 of protesters were arrested .
Based on last received news protesters gathered in front of office of this company located at Rajaee street on 20 August.
- Protests in the town of Apadana at the time of introducing members of new cabinet
They also chanted "allaho akbar" and sang "Yaare Dabestani"song together.
Thursday morning also was the 40th day of Sohrab's burial at Beheshte Zahra.
- Ahmadinejad's speech was replied by the slogan "death the dictator "
Some areas of Tehran participated in chanting are :Tehran Pars,Sattar Khan,Azadi,Tohid,Keshavarz
People also pretested in other cities as well : Isfahan,Shiraz,Ahvaz,Abada
- The nominee defense minister of coup government is being chased by Interpol
Ahmadi Vahidi commander of Sepahe Qods (Sepah international branch)is accused of co-operation for bombing in Jewish Center in Argentina which 85 people have been killed and more than 200 got injured .This verdict has been issued by Interpol on 17 November 2007 and he has being chased since then along with 4 other Islamic Republic officials.
- Trial of worker activists with political accusations
Charges of president and spokesperson of labor union management are propaganda against regime through interviews with foreign media,relationship with enemies of regime , form an illegal union and tempting workers against regime officials.
- Despite the Press TV rumors Kian Tajbakhsh was not released
This report of Press TV is false.Kian is still in jail and there doesn't have a lawyer yet.His family and friends are not aware of his accusations and the period he will be kept in jail.
- Tehran temporarily Friday Imam asked for arresting people who called them as "riot root"and " mother of corruption" in recent riots
Ayatollah Janati in this week Friday prayers sermons by indicating to the introducing and valediction ceremony for former and new heads of judiciary and by expressing that in that ceremony some good factors mentioned , thanked Ayatollah Shahroudi for 10 years of service in judiciary and said today's justice is the main problem of regime and of course main problem of human in whole history and if justice could be executed then 90 percent of issues will be solved.
- Releasing of Jila Baniyaghoub ,concern for Ahmad Zeid Abadi and no news from Bahman Ahmadi Amoueai
There's still no news about Bahman Ahmadi Amoueai except that he is still at ward 209 of Evin prison.
On the other hand Ahmad Zeid Abadi is in the real bad situation ,he who was arrested on 14 June in his last visit with his family told them he has been in a cell like grave for 35 days and recently he has gone on hunger strike for 17 days and while he was at prison clinic the doctor told him that no one knows about his strike so he accepted to eat some thing but his family is so worried about him .
And all the journalist whom are free on bail could be arrested any time again till their trials held.
- Names and identities of killed people during the recent protests
Place of Burial :Beheshte Zahra ,part number 257 Row 41
Place of burial : part 257, row 50 ,No,19
Tehran people demonstration at Azadi Sq on 15 June ( he was shot dead by the Basij forces at the beginning of Mohammad Ali Jenah St).His body was buried in Yasouj city on 19 June.
Mohajer family emphasized that Behzad's body delivered to Forensic Medicine on 21 June but till after 46 days they had not told his family anything about Behzad.It seems that he was shot dead in chest.His body was buries at part 208 in Beheshte Zahra.
All that happened while his family by going repeatedly to revolutionary court and Evin detention and other detentions in Tehran could not get any information about him and his whereabouts till 21 July.
On 22 July through a phone call ,his family was informed of his death and they have been asked to go to Imam Khomeini hospital to deliver their child's body .Hossein was dead of brain stork and there were some baton signs on his body.Also his exact date of dead is not known .His body was buried on Sunday morning 26 July in Beheshte Zahra part 219 and beside his mother.
his body was buried on 19th of June in Abdanan with high security managements and without informing anyone.
His mother (Behjat zahra nozari) covered herself in mud and rotested infront of Information office , she was arrested at 10 pm of the first day of her protest and there is no information availabel of her situation .