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Feb 22-26, 1999 / Esfand 3-7,1377

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* U.N. investigator urges continued reforms
* Human rights improve in parts of Mideast
* U.S. State Department's human rights report
* Election test for reformists
* Voting picks up in landmark Iranian poll
* Different perspective: Rah-e Kargar

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* Iran exiles, Italy MPs denounce Khatami visit
* Reformers finally get go-ahead
* Several injured in attack on reformist party HQ
* "At least" four armed attacks on party HQ
* Moderate party condemns attack
* Violence Ahead of Iran Elections
* New intelligence chief approved by parliament
* Khatami speech for Yunesi
* Three killed in protests in Iranian Kurdistan
* Threat to cancel Tehran's city council elections
* Leading Ireform candidate says disqualification illegal
* New pro-Khatami newspaper hits the streets of Iran
* Press court members expelled
* Four more arrests in dissident deaths
* Moderate candidates barred from Iran election
* Iran's reformers campaign for ``Islam of love''

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Friday
February 26, 1999

* U.N. investigator urges Iran to continue reforms

GENEVA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator has urged Iran's government to continue on the path to reform but warned that opposition to change may be getting increasingly violent. Maurice Copithorne, the U.N. Human Rights Commission's special representative on Iran, said President Mohammad Khatami's reformist agenda had made progress since his last report, published in October ... FULL TEXT

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* Human rights improve in parts of Mideast - U.S.

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Human rights improved last year in parts of the Middle East, including Syria, Iran and the Palestinian territories, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The report also saw ``some improvements in a few areas'' in Iran, even though that country's overall human rights performance was rated ``poor.'' The Iranian government eased the licensing for new publications, sparking an increase in reported circulation of print media, according to the report. However, the report said, ``There was an increase in the disappearances of prominent writers and dissident figures during the latter part of the year, many of whom were found dead.'' ... FULL TEXT

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* U.S. State Department's 1998 human rights report

Washingon DC, Feb 26, 1999 - Iran Country Report on Human Rights Practices released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor ... FULL TEXT

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* Election test for reformists

Tehran, Fbe 26, (BBC) - Iranians have finished voting in their first local elections since the Islamic revolution 20 years ago, to choose the powerful councils that run towns and cities. Turnout in Tehran was reported to be large, particularly among young people, and authorities extended polling by two hours both in the capital and many other parts of Iran ... FULL TEXT

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* Voting picks up in landmark Iranian poll

TEHRAN, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in the country's first local elections, part of ambitious political reforms fostered by President Mohammad Khatami to challenge the centralised grip of the conservative clerical establishment. Voter turnout, light in the morning of the Moslem sabbath, picked up later in the day. Election officials said they expected the trend to continue into the early evening ... FULL TEXT

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* Different perspective: Rah-e Kargar

The Revolutionaru Workers organization of Iran (Rah-e Kargar) has issued a statement on the local elections in Iran ... FULL TEXT

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Thursday
February 25, 1999

* Iran exiles, Italy MPs denounce Khatami visit

ROME, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Italian parliamentarians and Iran's exiled opposition said on Thursday it was a bitter irony that Iranian President Mohammed Khatami's forthcoming visit to Italy would begin on International Women's Day. ``It's a bit of a joke that Khatami is arriving on March 8, International Women's Day,'' communist deputy Maria Celeste Nardini told a news conference in Italy's lower house of parliament. ``The rights of all Iranian citizens, but above all women, have been abused.'' ... FULL TEXT

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* Reformers finally get go-ahead to stand on eve of landmark poll

TEHRAN, Feb 25 (AFP) - Less than 24 hours before polls were due to open for Iran's first ever municipal elections, a dozen leading reformist candidates in the capital finally received the green light to stand from moderate President Mohammed Khatami Thursday. In a last-minute statement carried by the official news agency IRNA, Khatami overruled a disqualification order issued against the candidates by the conservative head of the election Supervision Council, Ali Mohavedi-Savoji ... FULL TEXT

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* Several injured in attack on reformist party HQ in Tehran: reports

TEHRAN, Feb 25 (AFP) - Gunmen opened fire on the Tehran headquarters of Iran's leading moderate party, wounding up to three people amid a wave of political violence ahead of Friday's landmark municipal elections. Several bursts of automatic weapon fire riddled the northern Tehran offices of the Executives of Construction Party on Wednesday, the Hamshahri newspaper reported Thursday ... FULL TEXT

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* "At least" four armed attacks on moderate party HQ

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Men on motorcycles carried out at least four armed attacks on the headquarters of the moderate Servants of Construction party in Tehran last night ... IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Moderate party condemns attack

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - The moderate Servants of Construction party issues a statement condemning the armed attack on their headquarters in Tehran ... IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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Wednesday
February 24, 1999

* Violence ahead of Iran elections

February 24, TEHRAN, (AP) -- A gunman opened fire on a moderate party's election headquarters Wednesday as reformers and hard-liners bickered over candidates in Iran's first local elections in 20 years. Witnesses said there were no casualties in the attack, in which a passenger on a motor scooter sprayed bullets at the Servants of Construction offices in Tehran. Dozens of volunteers were inside at the time. The gunman and driver escaped ... FULL TEXT

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* New intelligence chief approved by parliament

TEHRAN, Feb 24 (AFP) - The Iranian parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the appointment of Ali Yunesi, a 43-year-old conservative cleric, to head the scandal-tainted intelligence ministry. A total of 197 members of the conservative-dominated parliament, the Majlis, voted in favor of Yunesi following two hours of debate while nine opposed his nomination and 18 abstained ... FULL TEXT

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* Khatami speech for Yunesi

Tehran (Iran daily) - Here is a report in Persian on President Khatami's speech in the Majlis today in support of Yunesi's nomination as the intelligence minister ... IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Three killed in protests in Iranian Kurdistan: Tehran Times

TEHRAN, Feb 24 (AFP) - Three people were killed on Monday during protests in Sanandaj, the main city in Iranian Kurdistan, a newspaper said Wednesday, as a Kurdish MP criticized the handling of the demonstrations. The English-language Tehran Times did not provide any details on the deaths, but quoted a member of parliament from the region as criticizing the handling of the protests by the provincial authorities ... FULL TEXT

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Tuesday
February 23, 1999

* Threaten to cancel Tehran's city council elections

Tehran, feb. 23, irna -- the head of the central superintendence board of council elections, ali mowahedi savoji said here tuesday night that "if the interior ministry does not take appropriate measure to remove the names of 12 disqualified candidates from the election list currently at the polling posts in tehran, the board will announce the election process in the megapolis null and void." ... FULL TEXT

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* Leading Iranian reform candidate says disqualification illegal

TEHRAN, Feb 23 (AFP) - The leading reformer running in Tehran's landmark municipal polls said Tuesday that his disqualification by the conservative-dominated election Supervision Council was illegal. Both the interior ministry and a conciliation committee have declared the removal from the ballot of 12 reform candidates led by Vice President Abdollah Nuri to be "illegal and baseless," said Nuri, who is close to moderate President Mohammad Khatami ... FULL TEXT... also see ... IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* New pro-Khatami newspaper hits the streets of Iran

TEHRAN, Feb 20 (AFP) - A new newspaper hit the newsstands of Iran on Saturday, the latest in a wave of moderate journals to appear since reformist President Mohammad Khatami took power 18 months ago. Directeur Latif Safari described his newspaper Neshat (Vitality) as "pluralist and independent" and said it supported Khatami's efforts "to strengthen political openness and the civil society." ... FULL TEXT

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* Press court members expelled

Tehran (Iran daily) - Five jury members of the press disciplinary court have been expelled for objecting to the judge's actions ... IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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Monday
February 22, 1999

* Four more arrests in dissident deaths

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities have arrested four more suspects in the deaths of five dissidents, a military prosecutor said today. The prosecutor, Mohammad Niyazi, told Tehran radio that one of the suspects was a businessman who fled to Turkey but was brought back with the help of Turkish authorities ... FULL TEXT

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* Moderate candidates barred from Iran election

Tehran, Feb 22, (BBC) - The first nationwide local elections in Iran have been thrown into confusion just days before the polls after a conservative-controlled supervisory board barred several moderate candidates from standing. The candidates include the former Interior Minister Abdullah Nouri, the student leader Ebrahim Asgharzadeh and an adviser to the president ... FULL TEXT

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* Iran's reformers campaign for ``Islam of love''

TEHRAN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - President Mohammad Khatami's reformist allies kicked off their campaign for Iran's first nationwide local council elections with demands for ``an Islam of love'' that would break the grip of the conservative clerical establishment. Former Khatami interior minister Abdollah Nouri, who heads the biggest pro-reform ticket, told a campaign rally on Saturday that his coalition rejected conservatives' attempts to hold on to power by distorting the meaning and application of Islam ... FULL TEXT

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Arash Farouhar on Iran's struggle for freedom

Feb 3 1999, (The Washington Post)- Two decades after Iran's Islamic Revolution scrambled political and religious landscapes of the Middle East and of Muslim states beyond, Arash Farouhar, 30, the son of Iranian dissidents who were stabbed to death late last year, offered a glimpse into the unresolved and heroic struggle for freedom and democracy in his country... FULL TEXT

Letter to UN Human Rights Comissioner

25th January 1999, (IHRWG) - Dear Mrs. Robinson, we, the Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG), would like to strongly urge you to take action regarding the atmosphere of terror that has engulfed Iran as a result of the disappearances and extra-judicial killings of dissident intellectuals in the recent past ... FULL TEXT

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Missing: Pirouz Davani

A special web page has been created for Pirouz Davani, a political activist who left his home in Tehran on the 25th of August 1998 and has not been heard from since. On the 27th of August foreign radio stations quoted reports that he had been arrested ... GO TO WEB SITE

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I have started a new mailing list called "Ascent." The aim is to address humanitarian issues on the verge of the 21st century. I am trying to promote it and attract members.

To subscribe, send an email to [email protected] and type "subscribe ascent" in the body of the message.

Camelia Akbari

Bahai Institute of Higher Education shut down

"At the end of September 1998 the Iranian government launched a coordinated attack to shut down the Bahá'í Institute of Higher Education -- also known as the "Open University" -- by orchestrating the arrests of its most prominent professors and staff and looting more than 500 homes where the Institute's activities had been conducted."... FULL TEXT

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Stoning

Video showing a stonings in Iran in 1991. Extremely disturbing. Not recommended ... VIDEO CLIP HERE

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