Archive for May 2014

Report: Iran court orders Instagram blocked

The Washington Post – By Associated Press, Friday, May 23 – TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday, the latest in a series of websites to be banned in the Islamic Republic.

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Iran Urged To Halt Execution Of Two Ahwazi Arabs

RTT – 5.22.2014 UN human rights experts have appealed to Iranian authorities to halt the scheduled execution of two members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority after their death sentences were reportedly upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court.

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Iran opposition activist free after serving term

Washington Post – By Associated Press, Published: May 22 TEHRAN, Iran — A semi-official Iranian news agency says a prominent opposition figure has left prison after serving his five-year sentence. Thursday’s report by ISNA quotes an unnamed official as saying authorities released Behzad Nabavi, a deputy parliament speaker in the 1990s and a close ally of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

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