Weekly Rights Podcast 15

Oct 27, 20100 comments

In this week’s ‘Weekly Rights Podcast’: executions at Mashad’s Vakilabad Prison clouded in secrecy, ten executions took place as recently as October 12 and whistleblowers like Ahmad Ghabel have been targeted by authorities; after Ahmadinejad claims Iran is the freest country in the world at the UN, his government cracks down on opposition websites blocking former President Khatami’s website for the first time; human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh remains in detention and 900 activists have signed a letter calling for her release; new updates on journalist Issa Saharkhiz’s case against Nokia Siemens in US Court; student Hamed Rouhinejad in poor health while serving a 10 year prison term; Iran’s intelligence minister reiterates government stance against American hikers; major European oil companies stop selling oil to Iran’s national airline; and this week’s Pick of the Week is Reporters Without Borders condemning Iran’s persecution of bloggers. Click here to listen to the podcast: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/10/podcast-15/