Archiv für den Tag 17. November 2014

The MUNCHIES Guide to Teheran 1-3

The Grand Bazaar: Munchies Guide To Tehran

Guide to Tehran (Part 2/3)

For our second installment of The MUNCHIES Guide to Tehran, Gelareh visits Nayeb, a white-tablecloth restaurant that’s been serving up succulent kebabs in Iran for over 120 years—and even got its initial footing in the bazaar. Their signature dish, koobedih, is a spiced meat kebab dipped in onion juice and cooked over an open flame, served with rice, somagh (sour powdered sumac) butter, and raw egg.

After dining with Nayeb’s fifth generation, great-great-great-great-granddaughter Sogol, Gelareh heads to the Baghe Saba Teahouse—a cultural hub akin to a Parisian salon that was once a mens-only enclave but now welcomes families. There, Gelarah is greeted by a buffet of salads, stuffed eggplant, barley soup, and every size of sabzi koofteh (Persian meatballs).

In der letzten Folge des MUNCHIES Guide to Teheran hat Gelareh das Vergnügen, Beluga-Störe (die bis zu 28.000 Euro das Stück kosten können) in der landesweit ersten Farm für Kaviarzucht—der Shilat Fish Farm—zu füttern.

Auch wenn die Meeresboden-Liebhaber letzten Endes ihr Leben lassen müssen, damit wir Menschen an ihren Kaviar rankommen können, leben sie hier unter Bedingungen, die ihrem natürlichen Lebensraum sehr nahe kommen.

Zum Abschluss macht sich Gelareh dann noch auf ins Li Dona, ein edles „Members Only“-Restaurant in Teheran. Dort wird ihr erklärt, dass es auch bei Kaviar nicht unbedingt auf die Größe ankommt.


JFI| Human Rights Violator: Saeed Mortazavi


Full Name:

Saeed Mortazavi

Background and Education:

Saeed Mortazavi was born in 1967 in Yazd province.  Mortazavi began his career in the judicial system in 1990.  He received his doctorate degree in criminology in punitive law.


–          21 February 2013[1] to 18 July 2013:[2]  Supervisor of Social Security and Welfare Organization

–          August 2011 to January/February 2013:  Head of Social Security and Welfare Organization[3]

–          February/March 2012 to August 2012:  Head of Social Security and Welfare Fund[4]

–     November/December 2009 to June/July 2012:  Head of Iran’s Task Force Against Smuggling[5]

–     [31] August [2009] to November/December 2009:  Deputy prosecutor-general

–     [18] May 2003 to [29] August 2009:  Tehran prosecutor-general

–     Trial judge in Media Court Branch 1410

–     Trial judge in Judicial Complex for Government Employees’ Violations Branch 34

–     1994:  Head of Branch 9 of the Public Court in Tehran

–    Deputy prosecutor, and later head of judiciary in Babak

Violations of Human Rights:

Saeed Mortazavi is one of the most nefarious judges in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s judiciary for his record of violations of human rights.  Closure of 120 newspapers and publications and widespread arrests of journalists and newspaper editors are only a fraction of his track record during his eight years as a trial judge in the media court.[6]

Subsequently, in his position as Tehran’s prosecutor-general, he was instrumental in widespread arrests of blue-collar workers, women, students, and the ‘hoodlums’.  He was also the main force behind arrests of many known as ‘Palizdar Band’.  In a speech at Bu Ali Sina University in Hamedan, Abbas Palizdar made serious allegations against high level authorities of the Islamic Republic regime.  For this reason, Mortazavi arrested many of those associated with Palizdar and kept them for long periods in illegal custody and solitary confinements.[7]  Mortazavi was one of the leading figures in counter-intelligence[8] scheme in Iran, and had direct role in a number of such ventures, including the dossier of Siamak Pourzand, and those of the [Iranian] bloggers.  Saeed Mortazavi’s name is identified with extrajudicial measures such as the infamous murder of Zahra Kazemi, the Iranian-Canadian photojournalist, in Tehran’s Evin prison.  He played a key role in widespread arrests of political activists and pro-reform journalists after the 2009 disputed presidential election as well as the establishment of Kahrizak detention centre.

Saeed Mortazavi has been permanently disbarred and banned for five years from all positions in the Iranian government, media reported Saturday 15 November 2014. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Persiens Schatz: Blühende Moscheen – Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

23 years old Photographer and Physics student from northern Iran, interested in Panoramic and Architecture Photography.
I have been taking photos for 5 years, and have learned much through talking to other photographers, sharing my pictures and receiving feedback, and watching tutorials on the internet.
Most of my pics are Covering very Wide angle of view (show Entire Building in one Picture ) and also they are High Dynamic Range. for me light is very Special element in Photography .





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