Ahmad Shaheed

Ahmad Shaheed

The Editor. March 8, 2013

Iran: Under Pressure Society Struggles

Arseh Sevom — This week the mother of Neda, the young woman whose death was captured on camera during the demonstrations following the 2009 presidential elections, reminds us of international women’s day. (h/t United4Iran). Ban Ki Moon makes a statement for an end to violence against women and children. Iran’s sociologists report on growing sexual [...]

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In a week dominated by reports of cyber warfare waged against Iran, families of prisoner’s of conscience managed to celebrate the birthdays of loved ones stuck behind bars. Rapper Shahin Najafee remains in the spotlight, with online games launched with him as the target of virtual assassination. Blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki faces uncertain health and [...]

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Parliamentary Elections Concluded This week the second round of the Iranian parliamentary elections was held. The opposition websites have  reported of extensive irregularities, such as the use of government funds to run campaigns, while state media praised the massive turn-out and Keyhan newspaper observed that 20,000 photos were taken of Ayatollah Khamenei while he was [...]

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The Editor. March 27, 2012

Norooz, Sanctions, Love, and Human Rights

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Celebrating Norooz Norooz, a celebration of the new year that is marked by people from every religion and belief, was met with relief and joy by Iranians all over the world. Millions in Iran traveled in cars, buses, trains, and planes to see family and friends and to do a bit of urban camping. Iran’s [...]

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The chances are high that you will be reading this review during the first days of the new Iranian year. Arseh Sevom wishes you a good new year. Last year was disheartening for many civil society actors in Iran, as the regime shut down organizations, arrested many, and harassed even more. Some bloggers are writing [...]

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Post image for Speaking Out Against War, The Lorestani Salamander, More Publishers Banned, and the Cyberspace Patrol

In this issue of the weekly review, Arseh Sevom provides an overview of the economic situation as the New Year approaches and Asghar Farhadi’s call for the reinstatement of Iran’s House of Cinema. We join Amnesty International in celebrating the activism of Iran’s women and listen to their voices against war. We mark the release [...]

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All you need to know: a quick breakdown of findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s UN report This summary provides readers with a quick overview of the human rights report provided by Dr. Ahmad Shaheed to the UN Human Rights Council. It is reposted with permission from the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (7 March 2012) [...]

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