Monday, August 7, 2000 / Mordad 17, 1379, No. 1037
Iran's leader stamps on freedom
Iran leader bars a bill restoring freedom of press
Kayhan: Sunday's incidents in the Majlis were sweet in many aspects >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Rah-e Karrgar: What happened in the Majlis on Sunday? >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Press group protests Iranian failure to free media
VIENNA, Aug 7 (AFP) - The International Press Institute (IPI) expressed deep concern Monday over Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision to ban the reformist parliament from rolling back a series of tough press curbs. The Vienna-based lobbying group, in an open letter to Khamenei calling on him to re-introduce the legislation, lamented a series of incidents including the banning of a pro-reform newspaper and the arrest of a journalist >>> FULL TEXT
US concerned over Iran legislation
U.S. State Department Spokesman daily briefing, August 7, 2000 -- RICHARD BOUCHER: Well, I think our reaction is to reiterate what we've made clear on many occasions, that we do have very serious concerns about freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Iran. We would expect the government of Iran to uphold the International Human Rights Standards, including the right to freedom of expression >>> FULL TEXT
"Demonstration" at parliament to support curbs on press
TEHRAN, Aug 7 (AFP) - Hundreds of people rallied outside the Iranian parliament Monday in support of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a day after he quashed reformist hopes of repealing the nation's tough press laws >>> FULL TEXT
Iran distances itself from academics who met with Israelis
TEHRAN, Aug 6 (AFP) - Iran's foreign ministry distanced itself Sunday from Iranian academics who attended a Cairo meeting last week with officials from Israel and other nations to discuss the Middle East peace process. An unnamed official at the ministry cited by the official IRNA news agency said the meeting had no connection with the Iranian government and stressed Tehran's position on Israel had not changed >>> FULL TEXT
Courts vow to stamp out press "corruption"
TEHRAN, Aug 7 (AFP) - Iran's conservative-dominated judiciary announced Monday it was determined to stamp out "corrupt" elements working in collusion with the foreign press, state radio reported >>> FULL TEXT
Reformist writer detained in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Bolstered by an order from Iran's supreme leader that undercut hopes of greater press freedom, hard-liners arrested a liberal journalist and shut down a reformist newspaper on Monday >>> FULL TEXT
Female reporters criticise inequality of sexes
Female appointed governor
Moral police ban ties in resort island
Parliament speaker calls for "neutrality" of prayer leaders
TEHRAN, Aug 7 (AFP) - Iranian parliament speaker Mehdi Karubi on Monday cautioned weekly prayer leaders, who include some of the regime's leading figures, to keep out of the nation's political and factional disputes >>> FULL TEXT
Iran says it seized ship with 800 tonnes of contraband Iraq oil
TEHRAN, Aug 6 (AFP) - Iran intercepted and seized a ship carrying 800 tonnes of contraband Iraqi oil through Iranian territorial waters, the official IRNA news agency announced Sunday. It said the ship was registered in Belize but did not indicate when the seizure had taken place >>> FULL TEXT
Iran's mineral potential estimated at $1 billion yearly
By A Staff Reporter, Gulf News, August 7, 2000, Dubai - Iran has the potential to earn nearly $1 billion each year from exports of mineral wealth (excluding oil, gas and downstream products), an Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) report said quoting industry estimates >>> FULL TEXT
Farmanara's film at international fests
Tehran (Bahar) -- Bahman Farmanara's first film in 20 years, the highly-acclaimed "Bou-ye kafour, atr-e yaas" (English title?) will be shown in several international festivals. Farmanara is also working on a new film and script >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Need better training for musicians
Tehran (Bahar) -- "Do want to import musicians from Japan," just like TVs and cars? asks Alireza Mashayekhi, musician and conductor, who complains about insufficient training centers for musicians >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Esteghlal begin season with 4-1 thrashing of Paykan
TEHRAN, August 4 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Esteghlal began the 2000-2001 season with full force as it thrashed Paykan 4-1 on Friday at Azadi Stadium. Esteghlal's new acquisitions, namely Ali Samereh from Fajr Sepass, managed to pay off as Esteghlal managed a convincing win against newly formed Paykan team, known formerly as Bahman >>> FULL TEXT
Diving: Iran wins second gold in Taiwan
TAIWAN, August 6: At the third day of the 14th Asia-Pacific Diving Championships, Iran added to its medal tally six more medals. Iran won its second gold medal and added additional two bronzes to the four bronze medals it had won on Saturday at the Championship. Iran also won one silver on the final day of competitions >>> FULL TEXT
Iranian kickboxing takes fourth
BANGKOK, August 6: The Iranian Thai Kickboxing Team took fourth place at the International Thai Kickboxing Championships which were held in Thailand. Iran took fourth with 1 gold medal and five bronze medals. France and Philippines took first and second respectively while Thailand and Uzbekistan took third place jointly.
Karrubi: Reformist or not?
What was the role of the parliament speeker in the events which took place in the parliament yesterday? He is accused of ignoring parliamentary rule by not puting the withdrawal of the press bill to the vote. Maria Sarsalary talked to Ahmad Salamatian, a former member of parliament >>> LISTEN HERE
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We are living in a third world country. There is a 2,500-year history of despotism. It is natural that there should be resistance in the face of freedom. The judiciary respects neither the law, nor religious standards, nor public opinion. But the fact that they arrest their opponents, rather than kill them like they did before, is progress.
-- Mohsen Kadivar, dissident cleric
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