Iranian Imprisoned Lawyer and Filmmaker May Win EU Sakharov Prize 2012

14 October 2012

Iranian imprisoned-woman lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and filmmaker and director Jafar Panhi are two Iranians named to be among the nominees of this year’s Sakharov prize

Stop Fundamentalism – The European Parliament may award two Iranians, one a woman lawyer and the other a filmmaker, with the 2012 Andrei Sakharov’s Prize for Freedom of Thought, says the European Parliament’s website. 

Iranian imprisoned woman-lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and filmmaker and director Jafar Panhi are the two Iranians named to be among the nominees of this year’s Sakharov Prize.

EU's Ashton appeals to Iran to stay activist's execution

09 October 2012

European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton

AFP - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday urged Iran to stay the execution of activist Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, sentenced for allegedly supporting the People's Mujahedeen of Iran(MEK/PMOI).

Iran Jams Satellite Signals Following Street Protests

06 October 2012


Stop Fundamentalism – American authorities are once again alleging Iranian government of jamming satellite television programming in the wake of new street unrests in Tehran Wednesday, following economic crisis in that country.

Turkey Responds to Syrian Artillery Fire, Parliament Nods

04 October 2012

Stop Fundamentalism – Turkey attacked targets inside Syrian boarders in response to an earlier mortar attack by Syrian army inside Turkish borders yesterday, reported CNN.  The Syrian attack left 5 civilians dead in a border village of in Turkey.

Iran Blames MEK for Protests in Tehran Bazaar

04 October 2012


Stop Fundamentalism – In a rare development unseen since 1979 revolution that resulted in the fall of Mohammad Reza Shah in Iran, Tehran Bazaar was completely shut down by shop owners.  Also, at the same time, demonstration erupted in different parts of the capital city, including the Bazaar, blaming Ahmadinejad’s government for the current economic crisis.

Vitamin C – Good For You But Not As Much

04 October 2012

SF News – Researchers at Australia’s National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health have concluded, after many years of research, that while Vitamin C may not be so useful to prevent your body from catching a cold, as it was thought before, it may in fact help shorten the length of the cold.

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