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 […]
December 5, 2012

Letter from Maleki: Doubt Not, Tomorrow is Your Turn

Dr. Mohammad Maleki, former chancellor of the University of Tehran, is a long-time dissident. As the first post-revolution chancellor of the University of Tehran, he attempted to institute direct democratic management of the institution. Among other subjects, this letter refers to the destruction of that experiment, and his own imprisonment. While in prison during the 80s in Iran he witnessed executions and torture.
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 22, 2012

Iran: Reflections on Gaza and Israel

Whose War is It? Supporting Palestinians is a foreign policy priority for Iran according to the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast. He added that […]
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 14, 2012

Iranians Reflect on Four More Years for the 44th President

The confetti has settled and the US elections are quickly fading into the background. Americans voted for President Obama on Tuesday the 6th November, sealing his […]
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 […]