Wednesday September 8, 1999 / Shahrivar 17, 1378, No. 802
Ali Amoo, aka Afash ol Motekalemin?
September 8, 1999
On July 8, 1999, the daily Neshat in Iran published an article by the late literary scholar Siroos Tahbaz. It turns out that this was one of the last articles Tahbaz wrote and its implications are quite important. He argued that based on a new research, the father of modern Persian literature may not be Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, as is widely believed but, perhaps, Ali Amoo ... GO TO PAGE ONE
Sahabi in court
Sept 7, (Iran News) - Yadollah Sahabi has been summoned to the court as the accused, in relation to the publication of his letter to the Leader in Neshat daily. Yadollah Sahabi, a co-founder of Freedom Movement of Iran (FMI) in early 1960's, in a letter to the Supreme Leader gave him recommendations on improving the current situation of the country. The letter was published by Neshat daily Sep. 1.
Academics speak out in defense of Kadivar
(New York, September 7, 1999, Human Rights Watch) -- In an open letter today to the new head of the Iranian judiciary, the Human Rights Watch Academic Freedom Committee called for immediate review of the arrest and conviction of Mohsen Kadivar. Noting the recent appointment of Seyyed M.H. Shahroudi, considered a reform-minded legal scholar, to head the judiciary, Mr. Saunders added: "Now is the time for the judiciary to assert its independence by re-opening the case and seeing to it that Kadivar gets a fair trial." ... FULL TEXT
Iran Jewish group urges justice for spying suspects
TEHRAN, Sept 7 (Reuters) - A Jewish community group in Iran has urged authorities to ensure a fair trial for 13 Iranian Jews arrested on charges of spying for Israel, the official news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday ... FULL TEXT
Judiciary calls on moderate minister to tolerate criticism
TEHRAN, Sept 8 (AFP) - Iran's conservative judiciary on Wednesday called on moderate Culture Minister Ataollah Mohajerani to accept criticism, following the minister's complaint over a misrepresentation of his meeting with the new judiciary chief ... FULL TEXT
Students seek inquiry into Tabriz violence
TEHRAN, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A leading Iranian student group has demanded an investigation into violent attacks by hardliners on pro-democracy student protesters in northwestern Iran in July, newspapers reported on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Iraqi national to be hanged in Iran
TEHRAN, Sept 8 (Reuters) - An Iraqi national has been sentenced to be hanged in Iran, convicted of carrying out bombing attacks in Tehran 18 years ago, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Jomhuri-ye Eslami quoted Tehran Revolutionary Court chief Gholamhossein Rahbarpour as saying that the unnamed prisoner was a member of the Iraqi secret service ... FULL TEXT
Oman denies planning exercises with Iran
MUSCAT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Oman said on Wednesday it was not planning to hold joint sea manoeuvres with Iran, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported. ONA said a defence ministry source denied as baseless press reports that Oman and Iran were planning joint exercises. "There is no agreement to hold any such joint exercises," the source said ... FULL TEXT
Oil rally hits $22, has more in the tank
LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Oil importers on Wednesday were facing the prospect of a severe winter price spike as OPEC exporters prepared to turn the screw on stringent supply restrictions. Benchmark Brent crude in London was valued at $21.90 a barrel after jumping more than 60 cents on Tuesday to $22.04, the highest oil price since February 1997 ... FULL TEXT
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