Weekly Rights Podcast 36

Sep 12, 20110 comments

In this week’s Weekly Rights Podcast: protesters clash with security forces in the Azerbaijan region of Iran; jailed student activist Ashkan Zahabian embarks on a hunger strike to protest his conditions in prison; four literary and cultural figures are released on bail from prisons in Kermanshah; Behnam Ganji Khaibari, student and friend of human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi, commits suicide after his release from prison; authorities ban reformist magazine Shahrvand-e Emrooz and publication Roozegar Daily; Internet security experts warn of possible security threats to Google sites; and over 60 members of Majzooban-e Noor, a website reporting on news of Gonabadi Dervishes, are detained by security forces. Listen here: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2011/09/podcast-36/