The Islamic Republic has arrested eight members of the Arab People's Organization in southwestern Iran following days of anti-government protests in Khuzestan.
At least four Iranian websites known to support Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been filtered by the Islamic Republic Internet Filtering Commission.
Dowlatyar, Mahramaneh News, Bakeri-on-line and Rahva were hacked into after the controversial resignation and reinstatement of the intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi. The episode, which revealed a rift between the president and the Supreme Leader, has still not been reported on the president's official website.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came under criticism today from Iran's prosecutor and judiciary spokesman. According to Mehr News Agency, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei told a gathering in Lorestan Province that the president's recent moves regarding the minister of intelligence are “inexplicable.”
Iran said it will definitely close the Bahraini embassy in Tehran, if Bahrain follows through with recent musings to close the Iranian embassy in Manama.
The head of Iran's Basij militia has described the latest mass protests against the Islamic Republic government as “a deep sedition” and warns that future seditions will be more difficult to recognize.
Tehran’s Prosecutor has announced that the makers of the controversial film Appearance Is Near are being legally pursued in Iran and that there are no hunger strikes in Iranian prisons. Iranian media report that the prosecutor discussed both subjects.