Arseh Sevom–Wow, is Iran ever in the news. Nuclear negotiations, prisoners of rights, fertility treatments, and sanctions relief all feature this week. What we didn’t include could fill an entire newspaper. Arseh Sevom congratulates physicist Omid Kokabee on the award of the Andrei Sakharov Prize from the American Physical Society and calls for his immediate and unconditional release from prison. We are watching other developments with interest.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Iran’s parliament member Ali Motahari speaks about the freedom of assembly in an interview with Fars News, translated by TehranBureau. Political prisoners in Evin complain to the Prosecutor General about using their families as pawns. Playful water fights become a new battleground for hardline forces inside the regime, and Iran’s image plummets in the Arab World.
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United4Iran is partnering with several other organizations on a global day of action to support prisoners of conscience in Iran. Some estimate that the number of those detained for their political beliefs is in the thousands. In order to humanize the plight of those detained, approximately 50 cases are being highlighted. One of those cases [...]