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Subject: DNI-NEWS Digest - 27 Nov 1998 to 28 Nov 1998
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There are 5 messages totalling 112 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Norway to restore diplomatic ties with Iran
2. Iranian police announce arrests over slaying of opposition leader
3. Alliance for democracy rally for Fruhar
4. Pirooz Davani murdered
5. more than hundreds were arrested on thursday

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:29:45 GMT
From: Farhad Abdolian <farhad@ALGONET.SE>
Subject: Norway to restore diplomatic ties with Iran

OSLO, Nov 27 (AFP) - The Norwegian government has decided to
restore full diplomatic ties with Iran and will shortly dispatch an
ambassador to Teheran, the Norwegian foreign ministry said.
The announcement followed Thursday's bilateral talks in Oslo led
by Norway's Haakon Hjelde and Saffari Natanzi from the Iranian
foreign ministry.
Iran and Norway have maintained diplomatic ties at charge
d'affaires level for the last four years.
The Norwegian foreign ministry said in a statement that Norway
will continue to support those in Iran working for reforms, with
special attention on human rights and freedom of religion.
It also said it would review the regulations of Norwegian
businesses' activities in Iran at a later occasion.


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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:30:02 GMT
From: Farhad Abdolian <farhad@ALGONET.SE>
Subject: Iranian police announce arrests over slaying of opposition leader

TEHRAN, Nov 25 (AFP) - Iranian police have made a number of
arrests in connection with the killing here earlier this week of
prominent opposition leader Dariush Foruhar, a spokesman announced
here Wednesday.
A "number of suspects" are in police custody, Tehran police
spokesman Colonel Ali Moghaddam told the official news agency IRNA
without elaborating.
Moghaddam said a group of forensic experts were examining the
bodies of Foruhar and his wife, Parvaneh, who were stabbed to death
in their Tehran flat on Sunday.
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami ordered an official inquiry
Tuesday into what he branded the "repulsive" slaying of the couple.
Khatami ordered Interior Minister Abdul Vahid Musavi-Lari to
form a special commission to investigate the brutal murders.
Officials and Iranian newspapers have generally condemned the
murders, although the victim was one of the regime's most outspoken
critics.
Foruhar was long an opponent of the late shah of Iran and
briefly joined the provisional government of Mehdi Bazargan as
labour minister, following the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled
the Iranian monarchy.
He resigned from office and became one of the Islamic Republic's
boldest critics, lambasting Iran's religious rulers in interviews
with foreign radios.
Earlier Wednesday the outlawed but tolerated Freedom Movement of
Iran (FMI) condemned the "tragic murder" of Foruhar and his wife.
The murders were "sad for the people of Iran and a shock for the
world as well as treacherous," the FMI said in a statement.
Champions of freedom should resist efforts "by those who want to
spread terror to hamper the country's political progress," the FMI
said.
Foruhar, a staunch secular nationalist, was not a member of the
FMI, whose members are mostly religious liberals.
The FMI is led by former foreign minister Ibrahim Yazdi and is
grudgingly tolerated by the government, though its members are often
prosecuted for various charges and denounced as Western lackeys.
The couple's funeral is due to be held on Thursday in a central
Tehran mosque.

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 21:19:13 +0000
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Alliance for democracy rally for Fruhar

please read the list of progressive individuals inside iran at

http://194.217.65.51/gha/homeedition/saturday

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 21:23:04 +0000
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Pirooz Davani murdered

According to kar va kargar Newspaper, Pirooz davani has been murdered.
Listen to the news at
http://www.rferl.org/bd/ir/realaudio/archives.html (saturday, 28/11/98)
last minutes

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 21:25:12 +0000
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: more than hundreds were arrested on thursday

According to jahan-e-islam Newspaper, more than hundreds were arrested
on thursday.
http://www.rferl.org/bd/ir/realaudio/archives.html (saturday)

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