The opposition website Kaleme reported on Thursday June 26 that Tooti Soltani, the missing mother of political prisoner Mohsen Qashqaizadeh, was found to have been killed in a road accident.
Soltani went missing on May 19 after leaving the Evin Prison Visitors Hall. The report adds that Soltani’s remains were transferred to the coroner’s office after the accident but were not immediately identified. » read more
The head of Iran’s Medical Drugs Information Centre says the country’s trade in counterfeit commercial drugs, most of which come from Pakistan, has become more lucrative than dealing in illegal narcotics. » read more
More than 5,000 iron ore miners in Bafgh ended their sit-in protest on its 39th day when their demands were met.
ILNA reports that one of the ministers said on Wednesday that the Yazd governor had appeared at the sit-in and provided the protesters with a written order canceling the sale of 28.5 percent of Bafgh Central Iron Ore Mine shares to the private sector. » read more
Iran’s Minister of Health has challenged the new legislation passed by Parliament to criminalize vasectomies and tubectomies, saying the legislation is in violation of citizens’ rights. » read more
Iran’s soccer team failed to advance to the next round in the FIFA World Cup soccer competition in Brazil. On Wednesday, Iran lost 3 to 1 to Bosnia; meanwhile. Nigeria lost 3 to 2 to Argentina. Nigeria’s earlier victory over Bosnia and the draw in its game with Iran means that it will advance to the next round in this group along with Argentina, while Bosnia and Iran will be eliminated.
The Iranian team had shown great promise in their game with Argentina, losing only at the last minute with a goal by Argentina’s left-footed star, Lionel Messi. » read more
Following the announcement of water shortages in 12 large Iranian cities, water rationing has begun in Karaj. Officials in Alborz Province have announced that with the start of the warm season and a rise in water consumption, they have had to shut off the water supply or reduce pressure in some areas of Karaj. » read more
A strike by reporters for Iran’s national broadcaster Seda va Sima in Ardebil Province has gone into its third day as they protest a withheld wages and their lack of insurance. » read more