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Iran Dissidents

We Created a Social Media Campaign for Pro-Deal Iranians. Here's Our Message to Americans and Congress.

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Negar Mortazavi

Today, our campaigns boast a wide range of Iranian personalities across the political and social spectrum, including political activists, human rights defenders, artists and cultural figures. It is rare to see such a diverse group of Iranians come together and support one cause. Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi, women's rights activist Ghoncheh Ghavami and popular filmmaker Jafar Panahi are among these figures.

Former Homeland Security Official Named U.N. Adviser

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named former Deputy U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute as h...

Iran Human Rights Lawyer Handed 13-Year Sentence

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

BERLIN — A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court, his daughter said Tue...

Iran Unleashes Wave Of Arrests Of Dissidents, Analysts Say

nytimes.com | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- In recent weeks, Iranian security officials have unleashed a wave of arrests across the country in an effort to neutralize the political oppo...

Iran Forced Confessions Discussed By Former Prisoners

AP | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — A prisoner forced to confess tries to speak with his eyes – to tell those watching that he's admitting to crimes he never committ...