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Green Brief #87 Jan 18

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    Green Brief #87

    By Codeman177 – http:/twitter.com/codeman177

    Since Niteowl has started posting on his own blog, I have asked if I could begin publishing the Green Brief so that everyone on wwp would once again have a summary of the day’s news from Iran. I, like Niteowl, have gotten all of my information from reliable tweets and am not reporting any information that I could not confirm.

    January 18th, 2010

    Protests/General news

    1. There are concerns over the deteriorating health of Ebrahim Yazdi, the former Foreign Minister and leader of the Freedom Movement of Iran, who has been detained since Ashura.

    2. Iranian Students News Agency is reporting that five protesters, detained on Ashura, have gone on trial, accused of “mohareb” (war against God), a charge that could carry the death sentence.

    3. Demonstrations took place today outside the office of Tehran’s Prosecutor General, in protest of the “Mohareb” trial that took place today.

    4. Minister of Interior Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has declared the Islamic Republic will have its revenge on “foreign elements” over the assassination of Professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi.

    5. Responding to and interacting with Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 5-point proposal of 1 January, 34 Iranian women have published their own 5-point proposal for the resolution of the current political crisis.

    6. Prosecutor Vali Haji Gholizadeh was shot dead in front of his home in Khoy City in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province, bordering Turkey and Iraq. A police official stated, “A special unit has been formed to identify those behind this assassination.”

    7. Diplomatic sources in Brussels have disclosed that high-ranking officials in the Iranian regime have been in talks with European countries about the possibility of seeking asylum in their countries.

    Arrests/Sentences

    1. Shirin Alam Hooli, a female political prisoner, has been sentenced to death.

    2. Zia Nabavi: Starred student sentenced to 15 yrs & 74 lashes

    Media

    CNN now has a section of its website dedicated to the protests Protests in Iran

    I still need translators so if you know another language and can translate send me an email to c_weible@hotmail.com. If you are translating the Green Brief already could you send me an email so I can get a list of those who are translating it and into what language.

    Thanks to @shhh527 for editing tonight’s Green Brief.

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