Uniting for Freedom, Democracy & Equality​

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Filter by Categories
1988 Massacre
Activities
Activities Outside Iran
Annual Grand Gathering
Articles
Coronavirus
Death Commissions
Economic
Free Iran 2020 Global Summit
Free Iran 2021
Free Iran 2022
Free Iran 2023
Free Iran 2024
Free Iran World Summit
Free Iran World Summit 2023
Grand Gathering 2016
Grand Gathering 2017
Grand Gathering 2017- Videos
Grand Gathering 2018
Grand Gathering 2018- Videos
Grand Gathering 2019
Grand Gathering 2020
Human Rights
International Supports
Iran Protests
Iran Revolution
Iranian Assemblies
Iranian Resistance
Maryam Rajavi
Media Gallery
National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
News
Opinion
Partial list of speakers & dignitaries at the 2018 Free Iran Gathering
People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK)
Quotes
Reports
Resistance Activities Inside Iran
Socio - Economic Crisis
The Free Iran World Summit 2019
The Free Iran World Summit 2021
Videos
Women

Saturday’s Iran Events – August 18, 2018

Long Prison Terms for Editors of Dervish News Outlet in Iran

Saturday’s Iran Events  An Iranian news outlet focusing on Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority says two of its editors have received lengthy prison sentences for involvement in anti-government protests in February.

In a tweet posted Thursday, Majzooban Noor said a Tehran Revolutionary court sentenced news editor Reza Entesari to seven years in prison, 74 lashes, two years of exile in the northeastern city of Khaf, a two-year ban on leaving the country and a two-year ban on political and media activity.

In an earlier tweet published Wednesday, the news outlet said another of its editors, Mostafa Abdi, received an even tougher punishment from a Tehran Revolutionary court.

It said Abdi was sentenced to 26 years and three months in prison and 148 lashes, in addition to two years of exile in the southeastern province of Sistan Baluchistan and two-year bans on leaving the country and engaging in political and media activity.

Hook: US’s Iran Team Will Focus on Nukes and Terrorism

Saturday’s Iran EventsThe new US special representative for Iran has said that his team will strive to focus on changing the Regime’s behaviour on issues like nuclear weapons, terrorism, and the detention of Americans.

Brian Hook made these comments on Thursday at the State Department, shortly after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Hook’s appointment to the role.

Hook, who will be heading the new Iran Action Group, explained that they would be working to pursue changes in the 12 areas that were laid out by Pompeo in May, including the pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for terrorism and arbitrary detention of Americans.

Otaibi: Palestine is a Priority, Iran Should Stop its Interference

Saturday’s Iran EventsKuwait’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mansour Al-Otaibi has said that the Palestinian cause remains a priority for Arab countries, and called on Iran to stop interfering in their internal affairs.

Otaibi, whose country is a non-permanent members of the Security Council since the start of 2018, told Asharq Al-Awsat in an interview that Kuwait represents the Arab Group in the Council.

“So it’s our responsibility to defend Arab causes,” he said. “The Palestinian cause is a priority for us. Our next priority goes to humanitarian issues and the third to resolving conflicts through diplomatic means.”

“There are big challenges in defending Arab causes, in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Somalia, in addition to the Palestinian cause,” the diplomat said.

UO faculty login credentials stolen in Iranian hacking campaign

Saturday’s Iran EventsIn an attempt to access online academic journals, hackers working on behalf of the Iranian government stole the usernames and passwords of 62 University of Oregon professors from 2014 to 2017, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained by the Emerald. The cyberattack was a coordinated effort to steal academic data and intellectual property from more than 300 universities located in the U.S. and abroad.

The University of Oregon confirmed on Friday that hackers, who worked for a company connected to the Iranian government known as the Mabna Institute, did not seek any UO specific data or research. Instead, the hackers were looking to use login credentials to access academic journals that UO faculty members have subscriptions to.

Recent Posts