Wednesday October 4, 2000 / Mehr 13, 1379, No. 1078
Kayhan: Protests against Majlis deputy for defending Montazeri >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
International Federation of Iranian Refugees: Canadian Refugee Council and women >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Tonight, when love's sorrow is forever and ever,
And the ruby wine is my strength and pillar,
The law prescribes pain and contemplation.
Food and sleep and passion are forbidden.
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Reformist MP calls for rehabilitation of Ayatollah Montazeri
TEHRAN, Oct 3 (AFP) - A reformist Iranian legislator called Tuesday for the rehabilitation of the liberal cleric elected to succeed the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, but who was forced to step down before ever taking up that mantle. In a speech to parliament on Tuesday, MP Mostafa Taheri Najaf-Abadi asked whether it is "just that this man (Montazeri), who fought next to the imam (Khomeini) for the creation and defense of the Islamic republic, should be constrained in his daily life, and theological schools deprived of his teaching." >>> FULL TEXT
Jailed journalists complain of prison condition
TEHRAN, Oct 3 (Hayat-e No) - Detained reformist journalists Mashallah Shamsolvaezin and Emadedin Baghi have written a letter to the majlis and the judiciary complaining about the treatment of prisoners >>> FULL TEXT
Human rights group condemns death sentences
October 3, (Iranian Human Rights Working Group) - Iranian authorities have announced that seven people belonging to a "terrorist netwrok" have been arrested, tried and condemned to death. No details have been given about their identities, alleged crimes or trial. Iranian Human Rights Working Group condemns their illegal treatment >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
German Chancellor Schroeder to visit Iran in 2001
Ocotber 3, 2000, Teheran (dpa) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder plans to visit Teheran next spring, Iran 's Economics Minister Hossein Namazi said Tuesday. ``We look forward to the visit of the German chancellor to Teheran. There is no exact date fixed yet although the visit is planned before the presidential elections in Iran ,'' Namazi said >>> FULL TEXT
Iran plans to open up equity market-cen bank governor
LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Iran is about to welcome foreign investorsback to its stock market for the first time since the the 1979 Islamicrevolution, a senior Iranian government official said on Friday. ``We are working on the criteria for foreign investment (in the stockmarket) and I hope within a month and a half we will announce them,''Iranian central bank governor Mohsen Nourbakhsh told Reuters in aninterview >>> FULL TEXT
Trade deal pulls Iran in from the cold
The Times (London) -- BRITAIN is to grant medium- term credit insurance for exports to Iran in a move aimed at pushing the British up the league of exporters to the Islamic Republic.The decision to bring Iran back into the fold of countries eligible for the range of export credits was announced yesterday by Richard Caborn in the first visit by a UK trade minister to Tehran for two decades >>> FULL TEXT
The rise of Iranian cinema in past 20 years
Tehran (Cinema) -- In the 1980s Iranian cinema officials had a very difficult time entering films into international festivals. But they persisted and the rest is history. Here's a fascinating account >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT
Iranian cinema in Paris
National team in Germany
Tehran (Hamshahri) -- The national soccer team has arrived in Germany for training sessions before the Asian Cup matches in Lebanon. Iran will play a friendly match against Hamburg FC Thursday >>> FULL TEXT
Daei: Player of the month
Ardebilis love Reza-zadeh
Tehran (Hayat-e No) -- Hossein Reza-zadeh, the world's strongest man who broke world weightlifting records at the Sydney Olympics, has returned to his Ardebil, his hometown. And everybody loves him >>> FULL TEXT
Will Taleban's Latest Military Victory Lead to the Recognition of their Government by World Community? Zahir Tanin in discussion with Abrahim Yazdi, S. Tayeb Javad and Victor Grigorivich Kargon >>> LISTEN HERE
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