Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern Iran northwest of Tehran. It is an agricultural trade center with a chemicals industry. Population: 1,390,000.

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  • proper n. A city of Iran.

Etymologies

Persian کرج (Karaj). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One Iranian political prisoner who wrote an open letter, earlier this year, describing his conditions of detention at the overcrowded Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, described life there as a "hell and human catastrophe."

    Iranian Plans to Execute Woman for Adultery Unclear

  • From Reuters: "Witnesses said they had seen Basij Islamic militia deploying across Tehran and one resident saw at least three buses full of Basij heading for the capital from the nearby city of Karaj on Saturday, as well as four trucks full of the motorcycles used by Basij militiamen during previous demonstrations."

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Saturday June 20)

  • There is the cyber war, the recently stepped-up sanctions, the blowing up of facilities near Isfahan and Karaj, the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists, and now, stymieing any diplomatic contract, the passage of a law which forbids any negotiations by the Obama team with the Islamic Republic -- all manifestations of a clear agenda: to isolate Iran on all levels and fronts.

    Fariba Amini: Republicans in the U.S. Go All the Way: Nuke Iran

  • Families of Iranian political prisoners, as well as former political prisoners, have repeatedly complained to VOA about the appalling conditions in many Iranian prisons, including Tehran's Evin Prison and Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

    Iranian Plans to Execute Woman for Adultery Unclear

  • Her husband was not home when she got back to the outskirts of Karaj from her day's work in Tehran.

    Setareh Sabety: Psyche Spinner: Iran's Poorest on Drugs

  • She lived in Karaj with her husband and two children.

    Setareh Sabety: Working Class and Female in Iran

  • She lived in the outskirts of Karaj further from the capital than Shahin khanoom in a rented house whose toilet was a shack at the bottom of the yard.

    Working Class and Female in Iran

  • The prisoners were visited by Evin officials along with a number of officials from the Ministry of Intelligence and were told that if they refused to stop their hunger strike, they would be transferred to Rejaishahr Prison in the Western city of Karaj, where conditions are far worse.

    Josh Shahryar: Iran's Uprising Continues -- From Prison Cells

  • The seven Bahais are today incarcerated in Gohardasht prison, near Karaj.

    An Open Letter to the Islamic Republic

  • In a speech at the northern Iranian city of Karaj on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad also said Iran is ready for "honest talks" with world powers at an upcoming meeting in Turkey over its disputed nuclear program.

    Ahmadinejad: Iran is 'Nuclear Country'

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