Three jailed student activists were summoned to court Tuesday to face further charges by the Iranian judiciary. Bahareh Hedayat, Majid Tavakoli and Mehdieh Golroo were summoned to branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary court to denounce statements attributed to them on websites and to press charges against the publishers of the material, Danehshjoo News reports. » read more
Two Kurd prisoners, Loghman Moradi and Zanyar Moradi have been sentenced to death by the Iranian judiciary. They are accused of murdering the son of the Friday Mass Imam in Marivan and “enmity against God and corruption of the earth.” » read more
Nasrin Sotoudeh’s trial for not wearing the hijab (head covering) was postponed Tuesday after the detained human rights lawyer complained of insufficient notice. A new court date has been set for February 16. » read more
Iranian opposition leaders have condemned the growing number of executions in Iran, while expressing support for the populist movements that are shaking up countries in the Arab world. » read more
The Netherlands’ decision to break diplomatic contact with Iran over the execution of Zahra Bahrami amounts to interference in Iran internal affairs, a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
Ramin Mehmanparast admitted during a press conference that a number of Western countries have voiced objections to Bahrami’s execution, which was carried out January 29. But he dismissed their view that Iran had acted against a citizen of the Netherlands. » read more
The Iranian parliament dismissed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s transportation minister on Tuesday in response to several fatal plane crashes in the country. Hamid Behbahani was stripped of his office after he failed to attend his impeachment, Iranian media report. » read more