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Sahar Sepehri

Iran Braces for Fire Festival Crackdown

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sahar Sepehri

Iranian officials are warning the opposition not to turn an ancient fire festival this week into a protest against the government.

As Fresh As An Apple, As purple As A grape

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sahar Sepehri

I was born in Iran, and I was raised in an eight year war starting in 1980. I grew up in Kermanshah in the west of the country and on the border of Ir...

The Iranian Government and the Naked Ballerina

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sahar Sepehri

An Iranian newspaper with a record of needling the regime has been forced to change its masthead after printing its title in Persian calligraphy, which was misconstrued as a naked ballerina.

President Obama, Please Hurry Up

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahar Sepehri

Today President Obama unveiled new healthcare plans, but he will be talking about the details in a couple of days. This proposal supposed to help more...

Women Fight Polygamy Proposal

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sahar Sepehri

Iranian women's groups and other rights organisations are fighting a much discussed proposed law which they say would encourage polygamy by allowing a...

Under the Golden Sun

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sahar Sepehri

On a spring day when chamomiles grow to cover the surrounding mountain hills of Kermanshah, a city on the western provinces of Iran and close to the b...

Tehran Seeks to Shape Regime-Friendly Education

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sahar Sepehri

As they struggle to fend off their political opponents in the here and now, Iran's rulers are also taking a longer-term view with an ambitious project...