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.

LaqaeiA cleric recently expelled from Australia on security grounds has made an appearance at the “Conference for Iranians Abroad” which recently took place in Tehran.

Mansour Laqai, who was a regime agent to advance Tehran’s policies in Australia, was expelled from the country after Canberra flagged him as a security threat.

TafeqA member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) has warned that providing the regime’s “enemies” with information showing signs of the regime’s weakness would be considered treason.

According to the state-run Abrar daily on Sunday, Hamid-Reza Taraqi, one of the members of the Mo’atalefeh faction, told reporters in response to questions about imprisoned journalists, “It is unfortunate that reporters like you keep ignoring the misdeeds committed by the imprisoned journalists.”

KhozestanSeven protestors have been killed after suppressive forces attacked demonstrations in southwestern Iran.  According to obtained reports, protests were triggered on Saturday and continued for three days in the city of Dehdez situated an hour and a half from Ahvaz in Khuzestan province.

ZananA spontaneous protest in Tehran on Sunday successfully prevented the arrest of a woman by the Iranian regime’s suppressive forces.

According to obtained reports, during a city services exhibit in Tehran, agents of the State Security Forces (SSF) harassed a mother who was walking with her young daughter.

Meeting AbroadDisputes within the Iranian regime have been growing in recent days over a state-run “conference of Iranians from abroad” which has been organized in Tehran. One of the official goals of the August 2 conference was to “attract investments” from the Iranian diasporas. However, the event only brought to light further tensions and divisions within the regime and even the factions close to the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

OsanluThe Iranian regime has once against placed a union activist at Tehran’s Bus Company on trial. Mansour Osanlou, the Chairman of the Greater Tehran Bus Company Syndicate, was brought to court in the city of Karaj without his prior knowledge and his lawyers were not present during the trial as they were also unaware of any proceedings.