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Iranian Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Stages Sit-in to Protest Ban on Her Legal Practice

Source: International Campaign for Human Rights in IranNasrin SotoudehHuman rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh began a sit-in on October 21, 2014, at the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran to protest a ruling that puts a three-year ban on her legal practice, ... [Published Payvand Iran News - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Iranian Culture Minister stands firm against call for film censorship

Source: Radio ZamanehAli Jannati, Iran's Minister of Culture and Guidance, has announced that a request by the head of Parliament's Culture Commission to ban a number of films has been denied.Ahmad Salek has reportedly called on Ali Jannati to ban eight ... [Published Payvand Iran News - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Photos: Middle East's largest planetarium opens in Tehran

Report by Iran Daily ; photos by Hadi Hirbodvash, Mehr News AgencyThe largest planetarium in the Middle East, Dome of Mina, was inaugurated on Monday October 6th at a ceremony attended by Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and a number of officials from ... [Published Payvand Iran News - 15 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Four arrested for acid attacks on women in Isfahan

Four people suspected of throwing acid in Isfahan have been arrested, says a spokesman for Iran's Interior Ministry, and "all dimensions of the incidents" are being investigated.For the acid attack victims in IsfahanIRNA reported on Monday October 20 ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Caspian Summit: review of zones of national jurisdiction

By Bahman Aghai Diba, PhD International Law of the SeaCaspian Sea from space ( NASA , June 4, 2010)The Fourth Caspian Summit of the Caspian States was held on the 29th of September 2014 in Astrakhan of Russia. (1) The Summit failed to find a new ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

7th ANNUAL NOOR IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS The Reza Badiyi Achievement Award to Shaun Toub

Press Release by NOOR Film FestivalNOOR Captivates Audience By Recognizing Iranian Culture In Cinematic ArtsLos Angeles (October 14, 2014) - The 7th Noor Iranian Film Festival-a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization that bridges the ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Luxury tourist train on two-week tour ending in Tehran

Source: Radio ZamanehOn October 15, a luxury train left Budapest with 70 passengers onboard for a first-time trip through the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan with a final destination of Tehran.Coverage of the train tour by Tehran's Shargh dailyReuters ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ahmad Montazeri summoned after defending Iranian opposition leaders

Source: Radio ZamanehAhmad Montazeri, whose late father Ayatollah Montazeri was a chief critic of the Islamic Republic regime, has been summoned by the Special Court for the Clergy.Ahmad MontazeriThe Kaleme opposition website reports that Ahmad Montazeri ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sons of murder victim deny mercy to convicted woman

Source: Radio ZamanehThe last "peace and reconciliation" meeting in the case of Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari, sentenced to death for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, culminated without a resolution on Wednesday October 15.Reyhaneh Jabbari at ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Iranian MPs push bill to crack down on immodest attire, satellites

Source: Radio ZamanehA number of Iranian MPs have introduced a bill to punish violations of hijab (the Islamic dress code) with fines and the possession of satellite receivers with prison terms.The Etemad daily reported on Thursday October 16 that the ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iranian security officials wounded in attack in Sistan-Baluchistan

Source: Radio ZamanehThree Iranian security officials were wounded in an attack in the southern regions of Sistan Baluchistan province, Security Commander Hossein Rahimi reported.IRNA reports that the attack by "miscreants" took place on Tuesday October ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iranian activist Qavami ends hunger strike after closed-door trial

Source: Radio ZamanehThe trial of Ghoncheh Qavami, the jailed Iranian activist, was held on Tuesday, October 14 behind closed doors in branch 16 of Tehran's Revolutionary Court for the charge of propaganda against the Islamic Republic regime.Ghoncheh ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Oct 16 2014]

Quotes

In a report on Etemad daily on Tuesday October 21, Ali Jannati was quoted as saying: "Films are distributed according to a series of regulations and criteria; we are not supposed to take directions from whomever regarding this responsibility."
"We are thrilled to present Shaun Toub with the 2014 Reza Badiyi Achievement Award. He is a remarkable actor and a kind man. His commitment, dedication to cherishing and representing our community has shined the brightest light on Iranian-Americans" said Siamak Ghahremani, Co-Founder and Director of The Noor Film Festival
Littler says: "There is a huge vacuum in the tourist industry for people who would like to go to Iran but want to do it in comfort and safety."
...not even in absentia," Montazeri was quoted as saying. "Resolving this as soon as possible would be in the interest of the regime."

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