April 9, 2013

Iran: Election and Its Discontents

  Arseh Sevom — With election season on the horizon, speculation begins about likely candidates while officials create an atmosphere of insecurity with rumors and fear […]
March 8, 2013

Iran: Under Pressure Society Struggles

  Arseh Sevom — This week the mother of Neda, the young woman whose death was captured on camera during the demonstrations following the 2009 presidential […]
January 17, 2013

Guard Commander Predicts Unrest Due to Economy

Severe living conditions and increasing economic problems in Iran, partly as a result of international sanctions, could lead to more unrest in the country in the […]
November 28, 2012

Iran: Sanctions and Shortages, Empty Pockets for Healthcare

The Evil from Within Arseh Sevom–There is no doubt about the immediate results of unprecedented sanctions on the lives of millions of patients in Iran. There is […]
November 20, 2012

Iran: “We should not bring prisoners into detention vertically and take them out horizontally.”

Questions remain unresolved concerning the death of blogger Sattar Beheshti, while authorities deny that any hunger strikes have taken place among women in prison. Iran’s Health Minister faces parliamentary scrutiny for the depletion of medical supplies, public executions continue, and international airfares double. A single exchange rate is announced and parliament considers a bill that would require single women under 40 to get permission in order to obtain a passport. Read more...
November 15, 2012

Iran: The Economy Kills, a Blogger Dies, Sotoudeh Visited

UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect the news that the tragic death of Manouchehr Eslami was not due to a lack of medication. This […]
November 6, 2012

Iran Civil Society: Hunger Strikes and Unheard Stories

Arseh Sevom–It’s been a bad news week for female prisoners of conscience. Harassment of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh continues unabated despite international calls for her release. Nine […]
October 30, 2012

Iran Civil Society: From International Awards to Economic Suffering

This week in the review of civil society in Iran we mark the passing of religious scholar and political dissident Ahmad Ghabel and the award of […]
October 15, 2012

Iran: Workers Unpaid, Sanctions Sting, Executions for Drug Offenses Up

Arseh Sevom’s weekly review has been offline for awhile, but now we are back. To share stories with us post email [email protected], share on our Facebook […]