July 9, 2012

Summary Executions for Ahwazi Arabs, Protesting Sanctions, Sorry Afghan Friends

18th of Tir Anniversary Sunday, the 8th of July 2012 marked the anniversary of the 1999 crackdown on demonstrations of Iranian students. You can read more […]
July 2, 2012

Prices Sky-Rocket, Concerts Cancelled, Show Us Your Papers, #SaveNarges

The Price of Chicken The price of chicken went up 30% last month alone, while the Financial Times reports that grain is up 55.8%; fruit 66.6%, […]
April 17, 2012

National Internet Hoax? Pay Deflates, Prices Inflate, Goldfish Released

Butcher of the Press leaves…Not! Regular readers of Arseh Sevom’s weekly review won’t be surprised to find that former Tehran prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, is topping headlines […]
April 9, 2012

Publishers Under Pressure, Prisoners of Conscience Suffer, Attempts to Revive Extinct Tigers

Arseh Sevom — This weekly review features thinly veiled threats from the state to publishers, more censorship from officials, continued suffering of prisoners of conscience, and […]
March 27, 2012

Norooz, Sanctions, Love, and Human Rights

Celebrating Norooz Norooz, a celebration of the new year that is marked by people from every religion and belief, was met with relief and joy by […]
March 23, 2012

17 New Human Rights Abusers Sanctioned by EU

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EN Brussels, 23 March 2012 7853/12 PRESSE 119 Human rights violations: Council tightens sanctions against Iran The Council today reinforced EU […]
March 21, 2012

A New Year, No-War Campaign, Special Rapporteur Delivers, Underaged Marriage Rises

The chances are high that you will be reading this review during the first days of the new Iranian year. Arseh Sevom wishes you a good […]
March 6, 2012

Threat of War, Press TV Attacks, Parliamentary Elections, Amnesty Reports

This week was dominated by news of parliamentary elections, and threats of war, Asghar’s Oscar continued to bring some joy to people and to be a […]
July 13, 2011

Round-up of News and Opinion

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center presents a chart of executions in Iran since the 2010, most confirmed by official and semi-official sources. In the Washington Post, Thomas Erdbrink reports on the effects of sanctions after the Obama administration issued a statement tying one of Iran's largest ports to the Revolutionary Guards