Green Brief #97 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. June 8, 2010 Protests/General news 1. Yet another stab at women’s rights. The leader of Friday’s prayers in Kashan, Ayatollah Abdolnabi Namazi, has declared that showing women participating in sporting events is forbidden. 2. Ahmadinejad was in Istanbul today to discuss the status of the nuclear swap deal with the country. He told a crowd that the Israeli raid on the “freedom flotilla” was “death knell” for the “Zionist regime”. The Iran revolutionary guard has offered to escort the next flotilla of aid ships. 3. Spokesman for the foreign ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast, has said that the government has no plans to swap the three imprisoned American hikers for Iranians held in the United States. 4. Journalist Zhila Bani Yaghoub has been sentenced to one year in prison and has banned for 30 years from reporting. Her husband, journalist Bahman Amoui, is already serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison. 5. Mousavi and Karroubi held a joint press conference today detailing events to take place on June 12th. No information is currently available on what was discussed; as soon as information is available I will update. 6. Ahmadinejad’s dumbest quote ever? “The Islamic Republic is one of the most stable countries of the world because its foundations are set in the hearts of every single Iranian….People hold the elections, supervise it and participate in it.” 7. The supreme leader has stepped into the fight between Ahmadinejad and parliament. He has called for oversight of the parliament and for more collaboration between the parliament and Ahmadinejad. 8. The ministry of the interior is continuing to stall over applications for protests. Yesterday they rejected two applications and requested more information from six other organizations which requested permits. 9. Rooftop shouts of Allah Akbar are said to be louder than at any point before. Arrests/Sentences 1. Kouhyar Goudarzi, member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, has been sentenced to one year in prison. 2. Masoud Nourmohammadi, detained since 20 January, has been sentenced to three years in prison for “assembly and collusion against national security”. As I am now coming back and doing the brief I need translators once again. I want to get the brief to as many people as possible. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to translate.