Iran Focus: Following the release of a statement by the political prisoners announcing the end of their hunger strike on Sunday evening, July 25, the Revolutionary Guards and prison guards dispatched a number of their agents among ordinary prisoners to prison ward number one in Evin battering severely the strikers.
Iran Focus: In the third week of hunger strike by supporters of the Mojahedin and dissidents at Evin prison in Tehran, the mullahs inhuman regime is trying to prevent its news to leak out.
Iran Focus: The Iranian state-controlled media reported that seven prisoners were hanged between July 12 and 22 in Tehran and other cities. Three more were sentenced to death.
Iran Focus: Majlis deputies and the State Security Forces (SSF) are taking tougher measures to deal with women accused of mal-veiling. Majlis deputies reported the adoption of a directive in the Majlis to deal with improper veiling.
Iran Focus: Political prisoners in Tehrans Evin Prison have staged a hunger strike on the eve of the anniversary of July 9 uprising and in protest against a new wave of suppression and widespread arrest of university students and youths in Iran.
AFP: Large quantities of powdered milk donated by international aid agencies to Iraq are being stolen and smuggled across the border to Iran for sale at bargain prices.
The Ottawa Citizen: Canada affirmed its support yesterday for United Nations’ efforts to curb Iran’s growing nuclear ambitions, Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew said.
Xinhuanet: An Iraqi journalist working for Iran’s state Arabic-language Al-Alam TV channel was arrested Sunday in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf for violating the local police’s order of leaving.
Mohammad Kazem was detained when he was reporting live on TV the new round of US offensive against Shiite militia in Najaf, the channel said.
Radio Farda: US and Canada pledged to cooperate on pressing Iran to end its nuclear program and bring to justice those responsible for the death in custody of Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.
Radio Farda: In a press conference in Tokyo, US Secretary of State urged the Japanese government and Japanese businesses to reconsider investing in Iran’s energy sector. “It is clear that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon,” he said.