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December 2010

Tehran prosecutor renews threats against opposition leaders

Tehran Prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi told worshippers in Tehran’s Friday Mass Prayers that the “leaders of sedition” will be prosecuted and the charges against them are very heavy. » read more

Iran says opposition leaders want to be arrested

Heydar Moslehi, Iranian minister of intelligence says the “leaders of sedition” wish to be arrested because they want to become “heroes.” » read more

Iran announces arrest of 7 al-Qaeda members

Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported the arrest of “seven al-Qaeda members” in Sardasht, in the north east of Iran. IRNA quotes a knowledgeable source saying that these seven individuals were involved in “propaganda activities to promote Wahhabism and creating divisions between Shiites and Sunnis.” » read more

Intelligence minister says Iranian opposition leaders against religion

Iranian intelligence minister, Heydar Salehi accused the opposition of making detailed plans to eliminate religion from Iran. In Qom’s Feizieh Seminary School, Moslehi referred to a “moving document” which delineates the “overthrow of religion in Iran.” » read more

Iranian film community rallies in support of sentenced filmmakers

A group of prominent members of the Iranian film community visited the head of judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani to express their concern about the heavy prison terms that were recently handed to their two colleagues, filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof. » read more

Four sentenced for attacks on reformist mosque in Shiraz

Iranian authorities prosecuted four people in connection with the attacks at Ghoba Mosque in Shiraz. » read more

Tehran air quality falls to dangerous levels

Air quality in Tehran has reached warning levels while some Iranian media report that air pollution in some parts of the capital has already created emergency conditions. » read more

Iranian opposition demands healthy elections

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami charted the conditions necessary for the participation of the reformists in the next parliamentary elections in the coming year. » read more

Iranian lawyer tried for not covering hair in video message

Iranian jailed lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh was tried for the charge of “failure to adhere to the Islamic dress code (hijab)” and sentenced to five days in prison after she protested to the court proceedings. » read more

Families of detained German journalists visit their kin in Iran

Iran announced that the two detained German nationals in Iran have met with their families in Tabriz. The spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, Ramin Mehmnparast told reporters in a press conference that last night the two German journalists met with their kin at Tabriz prison. He maintained that the German foreign minister had contacted Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi several times and finally their request for this visit was accepted. » read more

Two political prisoners hanged in Tehran

Iranian authorities executed two political prisoners, Ali Saremi and AliAkbar Siadat, for the charge of “enmity against God”, at Evin Prison today. » read more

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Three Iranian detainees released from Evin

Three Iranian detainees, Hadi Heydari, a journalist and Mohammad Shafii and Alireza Taheri, two political activists were released yesterday from Evin Prison. » read more

Iran presses fresh charges against student activists

Iranian judiciary is reportedly pressuring jailed student activist, Majid Tavakoli to accept new charges of collusion with another jailed activist, Bahereh Hedayat through foreign media. » read more

Iran arrests family of man sentenced to death

Family of Habibollah Latifi, Iranian Kurd student whose death sentence was only halted yesterday, were arrested in later hours of last night along with a number of other activists who had campaigned to halt the execution. » read more

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Turture, dedicated to Jafar Panahi & others

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Condemned Iranian student's lawyer criticizes media

Saleh Nikbakht, Habibollah Latifi’s lawyer spoke out against misinformation published by the media regarding the detained Kurdish student who was to be hanged today in northwestern Iran in the city of Sanandaj. » read more

Iranian judiciary comments on recent arrests

Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi commented on the cases of a number of recent arrests and detained journalists in Iran. » read more

Stay of execution for Kurdish law student

Following relentless efforts from Habibollah Latifi’s family and his defense team, along  with support from the people of Sanandaj, Iranian authorities announced a stay of execution for the imprisoned student. » read more

Iran refuses Berlin festival invitation to Iranian filmmaker

Iranian ministry of culture has told the Berlin Film Festival instead of Jafar Panahi, Iranian filmmaker recently sentenced to six years in prison, they can invite other Iranian filmmakers to serve in their jury panel. » read more

Lawyers of Kurdish student push for stay of execution

The defence team of Habibollah Latifi, Kurdish student who is to be executed on Sunday, have issued a letter to the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, requesting a pardon and calling for a stay of execution for their client. » read more

Wives of Iranian political prisoners appeal to the clergy

Fakhrosadat Mohtashamipour and Fatemeh Maleki, wives of Iranian political prisoners Mostafa Tajzadeh and Mohammad Nourizad wrote to a number of prominent clerical figures condemning the treatment of their husbands by the Islamic Republic and called on the sources of emulation to demand justice for these prisoners. » read more

Iranian political prisoner to be hanged on Sunday

Habibollah Latifi, a Kurdish-Iranian political prisoner is to be executed in Iran on Sunday for the charge of “enmity against God.” » read more

Mid-east economic association calls for release of Iranian economist

The Middle East Economic Association has condemned the arrest of Iranian economist, Fariborz Rais-Daana who was arrested on Sunday, December 19, by Islamic Republic security forces in Tehran. » read more

Germany condemns heavy jail term for Iranian filmmaker

After French filmmakers, artists and intellectuals set up an internet rally in support of Jafar Panahi yesterday, Germany condemned the harsh sentence handed to the Iranian filmmaker and slammed his imprisonment as “scandalous” and “unacceptable.” » read more

Jailed Iranian journalist, Abdolreza Tajik released

Abdolreza Tajik, jailed Iranian journalist was released today after over six months in Evin Prison. » read more

Iranian activists end their protest in Geneva

Shirin Ebadi and the group of Iranian women activists who started a sit-in outside the offices of the United Nations in Geneva on December 20 to protest against the continued incarceration of their peer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, ended their sit-in today. » read more

Ahmadinejad accused of bullying parliament

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was accused of bullying members of parliament as MP Reza Karami said that no one dares exercise the legal right to question the president although many agree it is necessary. » read more

Iranian writers and journalists call for release of their peer

Over 150 Iranian writers, translators and journalists called on Iran’s Head of Judiciary to release Ahmad Gholami, prominent Iranian writer and editor-in chief of Shargh newspaper. » read more

Iranian opposition leaders criticize timing of cutting subsidies

Iranian opposition leaders, MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi criticized Ahmadinejad administration for its timing of cutting government subsidies in view of Iran’s current economic situation. » read more

Iranian Vice-president cancels press conference on corruption charges

Divisions in Islamic Republic government deepened as the Vice-president, Mohammadreza Rahimi cancelled a press conference during which he was supposed to challenge the recent statement by the judiciary announcing possible links between Rahimi and a corruption ring. » read more

Imprisoned Iranian student activists begin hunger strike

Bahareh Hedayat and Mehdieh Golrou, two Iranian detained student activists have begun a hunger strike for being denied visitation rights. » read more

Iranian prisoners, Sotoudeh and Arshi end hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh, detained Iranian lawyer and Gholamhossein Arshi, post-election political detainee ended their hunger strike after several days. » read more

Iranian women activists begin sit in for their jailed colleague

Seven Iranian political and women’s rights activists started their protest for the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, outside United Nations human rights headquarters in Geneva today, despite extreme weather conditions. » read more

Iran sentences filmmaker to 6 years in prison

Jafar Panahi, prominent Iranian filmmaker was sentenced to six years in prison and 20 years ban from filmmaking and travelling abroad. » read more

11 people executed in connection with bombing in Chabahar

11 people were hanged in Sistan-Baluchistan today, Monday, in connection with last week’s suicide bombing in the Shiite mourning procession in Chabahar. » read more

Detained Iranian labour activist ends hunger strike

Iranian labour activist, Reza Shahabi ended his hunger strike in priosn yesterday after over two weeks on strike in protest to his undetermined legal state. » read more

Iranian student activist in need of surgery in prison

Bahareh Hedayat, prominent Iranian student activist is reportedly suffering from gall bladder stones in Evin Prison and is in need of surgery. » read more

New wave of arrests hits Iranian activists

On the first day of the implementation of subsidy cuts and the rising of energy and food prices, Iranian authorities began a new wave of arrests targeted at social and political activists. » read more

Iran ex-foreign minister says his dismissal was offensive

Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian foreign minister who was recently removed through a sudden dismissal by Ahmadinejad, hit out at the administration describing his dismissal “un-Islamic, outside political practices, undiplomatic and offensive.” » read more

Energy prices in Iran soar as government cuts subsidies

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that the subsidy cuts will take effect starting today, Sunday, and described the plan as the “biggest surgery” to the Iranian economy in the past fifty years. » read more

Dismissed Iranian FM skips farewell ceremony

Manouchehr Mottaki, former Iranian foreign minister did not attend his own farewell ceremony in what appears as a protest against his sudden dismissal. » read more

Canada calls for release of Baha'i leaders

Canadian Foreign Minister issued a statement calling on Iran to “immediately release” the seven Baha’i leaders who have been detained since two years ago. » read more

Iranian activists demand release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Shirin Ebadi and six other Iranian women activists are planning to sit in protest in front to Human Rights headquarters in Geneva on Monday in protest to the situation of detained lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh in prison in Iran. » read more

Mousavi urges Iranian priosners to end hunger strike

Iranian opposition leader, MirHosein Mousavi lauded the resistance put up by post-election political prisoners in Islamic Republic jails and urged the several prisoners who are currently on hunger strike to end their strike. » read more

Iran steps up pressure on families of post-election victims

Families of the victims of the post-election political turmoil in Iran are experiencing a new wave of pressures from Islamic Republic authorities. » read more

Nine suspects arrested in the Chabahar suicide attack

Iranian intelligence ministry has made nine arrests in connection with the terrorist operations in Chabahar two days ago. » read more

Freedom Party MP comments draw fire from Iran

A Dutch lawmaker’s support in parliament for a military solution to settle the nuclear disputes with Iran drew fire from Iranian authorities. » read more

Iranian religious scholar gets 20 months in prison

Islamic Republic judiciary sentenced religious scholar Ahmad Ghabel to 20 months in prison for “propaganda against the regime and insulting Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader.” » read more

Family of jailed journalist on hunger strike arrested

Iranian authorities arrested members of Mohammad Nourizad’s family along with the wife of Mostafa Tajzadeh in front of Evin Prison today. » read more

Iran says terrotists use Pakistani papers

Iranian ministry of intelligence says terrorists that carried out the Chabahar attacks yesterday have links to Pakistani officials in the region. IRNA reports that Ali Abdollahi, deputy intelligence minister said: “The terrorists receive their travel papers from local Pakistani officials.” » read more

Iran announced another arrest in Chabahar terrorist attack

Iranian authorities announced that they have arrested another person involved in Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in southwestern Iran. » read more

Jailed Iranian dissident on hunger strike vomiting blood

Five days into Mohammad Nourizad’s hunger strike, reports indicate that the jailed Iranian filmmaker and journalist is in critical health condition. » read more

Religious ceremony disrupted by Iranian security forces

Iranian security forces prevented Tasoa Shiite mourning ceremony at the home of Freedom Movement Party member, Hashem Sabbaqian today. » read more

Blast kills 38 people in southwestern Iran

A bomb explosion this morning in Iranian southwestern city of Chabahar killed at least 38 people. The blast, which was reportedly a suicide attack, occurred in front of Imam Hossein Mosque during the Shia ceremony of Tasoa. » read more

Jailed Iranian journalist released from Karaj prison

Kouhyar Goudarzi, jailed Iranian journalist was released today having served out his one year sentence. According to Committee of Human Rights Reporters, Kouhyar Goudarzi was released this afternoon from Rejaishahr Prison in Karaj at the end of his one year prison sentence. » read more

Iran says removal of FM will not affect foreign policy

 Iranian foreign ministry announced that the removal of the foreign minister will effect no change in Iran’s foreign policy. » read more

Suggested terrorist links in Sotoudeh case denied by her husband

Reza Khandan, husband of detained Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, says that his wife “has at no time been linked to terrorist groups and no such charge is in her file.” » read more

Opposition leader ready for debate over election fraud

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi once more calls on the establishment to join him in a debate about the protests and his allegations of fraud in the 2009 elections. » read more

Ahmadinejad dismisses his foreign minister

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed his foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki while the FM was on a diplomatic trip abroad. In a letter, Ahmadinejad thanked Mottaki for his years of service and appointed Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Agency as the interim head of the foreign ministry. » read more

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30 years human rights project by RadioZamaneh


The 30 year report is a special program developed by Radio Zamaneh to focus on various human rights issues in Iran.

Starting January 31 (exactly 30 years after the return of Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran) 60 half hour programs will be broadcast daily with interviews and articles, not just with lawyers and other specialists in the fields of human rights, but also with regular people telling their untold stories. In the 30 year report Radio Zamaneh will talk to people inside and outside Iran.

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Iran Presidential Election - 2009

Weeks before the presidential election in Iran, Radio Zamaneh has launched an online section focusing on the key aspects of this round of election in Iran. Zamaneh has covered the stories behind the scenes of the 10th presidential election to provide clarity regarding the foremost candidates and their electoral platforms.

USA Election 2008

Radio Zamaneh, with a meticulous attention , followed the historic US Presidential election and provided many reports, translations and in-depth analysis. Through the diverse interviews with well-known faces, such as the President of American Council Dr Hooshang Amirahmadi, Radio Zamaneh threw light on the key issues and more thoroughly put highlight on the future of Iran and US affairs and range of possibilities.

30 Years Human Rights in Iran

The 30 year report is a special program developed by Radio Zamaneh to focus on various human rights issues in Iran. A selection of the articles appeared regularly on the English section of the Human Rights page. In this project, Radio Zamaneh highlighted on each article of Human Rights and the way it has been practiced in Iran. This series included talks, interviews with prominent civil activists, reports by international journalists on special cases and personal stories by ordinary people. More...

May 1968 Uprise in France

In remembrance of May 1968 in Paris and massive confrontation between police and students, Radio Zamaneh published a series of articles. These articles tribute to the unforgettable historical event of France and dissect many aspects of that influential event through diaries, interviews and personal observations.

Diary of a Revolution

The diary of a revolution is a collection of articles looking back at the key events and the first major social reactions around the time of 1979 Revolution in Iran. These articles are an impartial recall of happenings regarding the collapse of monarchy and the beginning of a new era. With the utmost objectivity, Radio Zamaneh provided the opportunity to look at the diary of the Revolution in Iran 30 years ago.

Sex and the Soceity

One of the topmost missions of Radio Zamaneh, as a progressive media, has always been breaking taboos in the Iranian society and especially amongst young adults. To accommodate this idea, Radio Zamaneh produced a series of articles and interviews by Maahmonir Rahimi involving some hardly spoken issues in the Iranian media, such as “Sex, Power and Family”, “prostitution and the society” or “Sex and the Islamic government”.

Iranian officials admit opposition support in army and police

Major General Ataollah Salehi, Chief Commander of Iranian Army described controlled army policies used to dissuade soldiers that have shown support for opposition figures. » read more