In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: protesters clash with security forces in the Azerbaijan region of Iran; jailed student activist Ashkan Zahabian embarks on a hunger strike to protest his conditions in prison; four literary and cultural figures are released on bail from prisons in Kermanshah; Behnam Ganji Khaibari, student and friend of human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi, commits suicide after his release from prison; authorities ban reformist magazine Shahrvand-e Emrooz and ... read more
A source close to Shahrvand-e Emrooz Weekly told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the publication has been banned. According to a letter the publication's management has received, the reason for the ban is cited as Article 6 of the Iranian Press Law.
The source told the Campaign that "apparently publishing an image on the cover of the weekly was the reason for its ban." According to the source, in the referenced issue, there is a collage containing a picture of ... read more