Today’s top stories in Iran, 05-05-2013

Today’s top stories in Iran include Faezeh Hashemi’s denial of the charge of disturbing Evin prison; ending of the sixth court session of Kahrizak suspended judges; Iran MPs’ private meeting to study the effects of increasing rate of essential commodities; Iran MPs’ appointing new Labor Minister and Isfehan Textile workers’ protest in front of Iranian parliament.


Faezeh Hashemi: Is it possible to be charged 2 times for one crime?

According to Mehr, Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has denied the charge of disturbing Evin prison calling it illogical.

Faezeh Hashemi, who was moved to solitary confinement for her behavior in jail, also says “Is it possible to be charged 2 times for one crime?”


6th court session of Kahrizak case finishes

The sixth court session hearing the case of suspended judges of the Kahrizak incident has just ended. The next session is scheduled to be held on May 7th, according to Fars news agency.


Iran Mjlis to study increasing rate of essential commodities

First Deputy Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran, Seyed Mohammad Hassan Abu Torabifard has said that Iran’s parliament will hold a private meeting on Tuesday to consider the increasing rate of essential commodities, FNA said.


Iran’s new Labor Minister begins his career with 200 votes in favor

Ashadollah Abbasi has won a vote of confidence in Iran’s Parliament and began his career as a new head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Mehr reported.

According to the report, 200 members of the parliament voted in favor, while 40 of them voted against him and 12 MPs abstained.


Isfehan Textile workers protest in front of Iranian parliament

As Iranian Parliament approved Ashadollah Abbasi as the new head of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, a number of Isfehan Textile workers protested in front of the Iran’s parliament criticizing the performance of social security organization.