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Asking Iran to Show Compassion for my Brother and His Friends

Shannon Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Bauer

When I first heard that my brother, his girlfriend and their friend had been detained in Iran I felt my heart sink. More than 100 days later, I still get that feeling each morning.

Claire Messud On Iranian Memoir

The New York Review of Books | Claire Messud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Emin Prison Claire Messud The New York Review of Books "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran" by Haleh Esfandiari. Ecco, ...

Iranian Blogger Said To Be In Solitary Confinement For Three Weeks | Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Friday, an Iranian blogger and human rights activist, Mojtaba Samienejad, reported that a fellow blogger who had been working as a journalist for a...

Freed Academic Haleh Esfandiari: 'Iranians Want Evolution, Not Revolution'

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Every two or three years, there has been a wave of protests like this in Iran. But this time I think there has been a fundamental change.

Rape and the Republic: Iran's Victims Speak Out

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

This week, Mehdi Karroubi came under fire for stating what for decades has been public knowledge in Iran: The systematic rape of political prisoners as a means of permanently disabling them from society, let alone from political activity.

Let Me Introduce You to One of the People Imprisoned in Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

As Iran's election crisis continues, hundreds if not thousands of prisoners remain in Iran's notorious Evin prison. Let me introduce you to one of them.

The Rape of Taraneh: Prison Abuse of Iran's Protesters

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The strategies and ultimate goals are the same for any kind of torture: to humiliate, disembody, extract confessions and permanently terrorize the victims to prevent further 'disturbances'.

Lessons for Americans from Roxana Saberi's Release

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Roxana Saberi's story should be the beginning of another story, and that is the US government's speaking up about human rights atrocities in all parts of the world, rather than just Darfur.

Hostage Diplomacy: Roxana Saberi and the Three Jailed Iranian Diplomats

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

The US has to come to the realization that it's impossible to take three Iranian diplomats hostage for almost two years, no matter what you call them, and then expect the Iranian government to release Roxana Saberi.

Mir-Sayafi: Iranian Blogger's Writings Bring Him To Life

Huffington Post | Telmah Parsa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"I have never been a person who would stoop to self-censoring and will never be," wrote young Iranian blogger Omid-Reza Mir-Sayafi on his blog in 2006...

Iran's Women Are Taking On The Mullahs

The Independent | Katherine Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zohreh Vatankhah slides into the driving seat of her BMW X3, flicks a switch to some pulsating Persian pop and we're soon zipping along the narrow lan...

Mass Execution In Iran For Drug Traffickers, Murderers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 22 - Iranian authorities hanged 22 people over the past two days. Ten people were mass executed on Wednesday in Tehran's notorio...