Radiozamaneh - Iranian journalist and blogger Hossein Derakhshan has received a pardon from Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and has been released from Jail in Tehran.
Radiozamaneh - President Rohani's adviser Ali Younesi says the administration does not have the authority to end the house arrest of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi, adding: "We can only try to lay grounds for their release."
Radiozamaneh - An appellate court has confirmed a 10-year jail sentence for Nationalist-Religious activist Rouin Otoofat. The Jaras opposition website reports that the judgement has been served on Otofat, imposing a two-year ban on political activity in addition to the 10-year sentence.
Radiozamaneh - Under heat from the public, Isfahan police have rounded up 50 people with a prior history of offences. The police announced that the detainees, described as some of the “thugs and hoodlums” of the city, were arrested today, Wednesday October 22, in different parts of the city. Their prior offences reportedly involve “causing fear in public”, “causing nuisance”, “causing injury (such as cutting noses or ears), “assault” and “the sale of small amounts of drugs.”
The police announced that these arrests are in connection with the recent acid-throwing incidents in the city, adding that they will soon release an update in the media.
Thousands of Isfahan residents took to the streets today to protest the slow government reaction to recent incidents of women being attacked with acid.
- Omid Alishenas still under detention
- Sons of murder victim deny mercy to convicted woman
- Retrial Granted for Omid Kokabee, Raising Hope for His Release
- Two female prisoners in legal limbo intensify hunger strike
- Condemned woman appeals to victim’s family for mercy
- Journalist arrested after critique of Saqez Police
- Lawyer files request for Qavami's release
- American-Iranian convict to get new trial
- Journalist Mirdamadi’s sentence to be reviewed
- Iran Frees Journalist Held Since July
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