September 19, 2017

Two Poets Sentenced to Flogging and Nine and Eleven Years in Prison

OCTOBER 14, 2015

Forced Confessions Used as Primary Evidence in Convictions
October 14, 2015—A Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced the poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi to 9 years and 6 months and 99 lashes, and 11 years and 99 lashes, respectively, on charges of “insulting the sacred” for the social criticism expressed in their poetry.
The flogging […]

Iran ups repression of dissent ahead of vote: Amnesty

February 28, 2012
“For Iranians facing this level of repression, it can be dispiriting that discussions about their country in diplomatic circles can seem to focus mainly on the nuclear programme at the expense of human rights” (Amnesty International)

NICOSIA (AFP) — Iran has escalated its crackdown on freedom of expression ahead of this week’s parliamentary election, […]

Future Prospect, What to do?

Interview with Dr. Haydar Akbari, MD and Radiologist, and chairman of National Coalition for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Iran from the State of California.
Ebrahim Biparva, Host: … Would you please explain that how inclusive your coalition is? In the sense that are you willing to have alliance with all Iranians? Such as those who do not […]