February 7, 2013
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Iran: Power Struggle, Shoes, Lost Revenues

  This week we saw the arrest of the notorious Saeed Mortazavi following a very public power struggle on the floor of the parliament between the […]
January 24, 2013

Iran: Prison Furloughs and Public Executions

  Arseh Sevom — Prison furloughs have been given to a number of prisoners of conscience even as Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh was called back […]
January 17, 2013

Iran: Economic Rumblings and Election Grumblings

Arseh Sevom — Despite efforts to keep life-saving medicine from falling victim to sanctions, there is a shortage in Iran. “Free” elections is a hot topic […]
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 […]
December 20, 2012

Iran: Silent War While Life Goes On

Some in Iran are feeling the effects of shortages of medicine and high prices more than others while an artist challenges passersby at the UN to […]
December 5, 2012

Iran: Sotoudeh Ends Hunger Strike, Maleki Calls for an End to Bad Rule

All over the world people who care about the fate of Nasrin Sotoudeh breathed a collective sigh of relief as word came in that her demands […]
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 […]