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 […]
February 14, 2013

Iran: Majid Tavakoli Honored as Most Forms of Criticism are Criminalized

  Arseh Sevom — Student leader, Majid Tavakoli, locked up in prison in Iran, will be awarded the International Student Peace Prize in a ceremony in […]
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 23, 2013

Iran: There’s No Room to Breathe

Arseh Sevom — Tehran celebrated “clean air week” last week, while the blue sky and the beautiful city were hidden by a blanket of smog. “Just […]
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 […]
January 10, 2013

Iran: Taking Our Breath Away

We may have taken a break, but the news did not. So happy new year to all of our readers and a quick rundown of what’s […]