Iran News Round Up December 1, 2011

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 A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by Ali Alfoneh, Ahmad Majidyar and Michael Rubin (E) = Article in English

Diplomacy

  • Aftermath of attacks against the two British compounds in Tehran:

Military and Security

Religion, Society and Culture

Iran in the Afghan media

  • [E] More than a hundred people on Thursday rallied in Kabul against the execution of death-row Afghans in Iranian jails:
    • Most of the protestors, hailing from 15 provinces, were relatives of the victims. Carrying pictures of their dead kin, the demonstrators urged the government to step up efforts at transferring the corpses of their relatives from Iran.The protestor said Iranian authorities were demanding 500,000 tumans for the delivery of each body.
    • One protester said more than 5,000 Afghans were languishing in Iranian jails, 1,200 had been sentenced to death. “Iran daily executes 20 Afghan inmates,” he said, adding 70 Afghans had been buried alive after being sentenced to death in Iran.
    • But the Iranian embassy spokesman in Kabul rejected the claims as baseless.

Photo of the Day

  • Alef News’ readers ridicule the news agency’s display of a photo of a shredder from the British Embassy:
    •  “So what? They had a shredder, therefore they surely were spying?”
    • “This is hardly strange. Shredders are in use in most our government buildings.”
    • “So what? There is also a shredder at our university.”
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