SobutiThe mullahs’ Minister of Science has dismissed a prominent university professor who chaired the Post-doctorate Physical Sciences University in the city of Zanjan.

Professor Yousef Sobouti was the founder of the current educational accreditation system in Iran and the architect of a famous observatory in the city of Shiraz. The Abu Reyhan Birouni Observatory, which was built in 1978, is the largest active observatory in Iran.

DehghanA ranking member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) confirmed on Sunday that the mullahs’ Supreme Leader has been discredited among the various factions, adding that some are refusing to comply with his views.

According to the state-run Fars news agency, Mohammad Dehqan, a member of the presiding board of Majlis, said there are some who want to remain in the establishment yet refuse to follow the orders of the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and thus are harming the entire system.

mullah RohaniOn the 23 anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, a regime official close to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader has called for a similar massacre to “neutralize the sedition,” in reference to the Iranian people’s nationwide protests.

In 1988, the Iranian regime committed a massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in what rights organizations have described as a crime against humanity. An overwhelming majority of the victims were sympathizers of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

ArjangThe condition of a political prisoner in Gohardasht prison in Iran has rapidly deteriorated on the 39th day of his hunger strike.

According to obtained reports, Arjang Davoudi’s life is now in serious danger. The political prisoner, who is being held at Karaj’s Gohardasht prison, launched a hunger strike almost six weeks ago in protest to the tortures and inhumane conditions at the prison.

SalehA political prisoner has leaked out a letter exposing a number of the heinous crimes committed in Iran’s Gohardasht prison by the clerical dictatorship as well as the horrid prison conditions.

In his letter, Saleh Kohandel writes, “I am currently calling out from the depths of the hell-like Gohardasht prison to the awaken conscience of humanity.”

Uromeh ZandanA political prisoner in northwestern Iran launched a hunger strike on Sunday, August 15, according to obtained reports.

Mohammad Amin Agoushi, who is being held at the central prison in Oroumieh, has been sentenced to death by the clerical regime on charges of “moharebeh” or “waging war on God.”

elmara VazehanOne of the political prisoners arrested during the Ashura day protests on December 27, 2009 in Iran has been sentenced to the inhumane punishment by hanging. Political prisoner Farah (Elmira) Vazehan has also been sentenced to two years in prison and payment of monetary fines.

Hunger strike in JailAlmost three weeks into a hunger strike launched by political prisoners in Ward 350 of the notorious Evin in Tehran, a lawyer for two of them says it is unclear how many are still continuing their strike after 20 days.

The strike was launched in protest to the transfer of the prisoners to solitary confinement as well as to the cruel treatments of political prisoners by guards.

SarvariA member of the security committee of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) warned about the persistence of protests by Tehran’s youths on Wednesday, saying that it threatens Tehran’s security.

Parviz Sarvari was quoted by the state-run Mehr news agency as saying that, “All eyes are now focused on Tehran and the smallest happening in this city will be noted everywhere. So, a single burning tire in Tehran [during protests] will be noticed more than a burning city elsewhere.”

Alalam TVThe American Congress is planning to list an Arab speaking TV station tied to the Iranian on the list of sponsors of terrorism, according to state-run Raja News on Wednesday.

State-run media say the network, al-Alam, will appear on the list of supporters of terrorism once the proposal has been accepted by Congress. The US Treasury Secretary has ordered the network’s assets held by American banks to be frozen.