German authorities have expressed “outrage” over last week’s arrest of Iranian sports photojournalist Maryam Majd, who was detained by Iranian authorities one day before she was supposed to travel to Germany to cover the Women’s World Cup of Soccer.
Fines, floggings and prison terms are among the punishments meted out to 14 Iranian university students for events that occurred two years ago at the Tehran University dormitory.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns that the recent arrests of government officials are “politically motivated” and aimed at “pressuring the administration,” adding that if his cabinet is targeted with similar tactics, he will reveal certain things to the public.
Iran’s Parliament has given its vote of confidence to the newly formed Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade and the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Security.
The Presiding Board of Iran’s Parliament believes that a motion to summon Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning is not in the country’s best interest.