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Despite Torture, Iranian Jailed Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Speaks Up

Remember Atena Farghadani? The 28-year-old Iranian cartoonist who was put on trial for protesting (in cartoon form) against her country’s intention to ban contraceptives – while said country was busy hosting an anti-ISIS cartoon competition of its own. Clearly, self-expression

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran’s Glaring Hypocrisy On Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression

Coincidence: On the one hand, Iran is a country whose policies on freedom of speech allow (not to mention outright encourage) citizens to demonize a host of diabolical enemies, with the “Great Satan” in the lead. Yet, on the other

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Despite Global Outcry, Can Jailed Iranian Cartoonist Expect Mercy?

What can you get arrested for in Iran? The list grows longer by the day: for belonging to a religious or ethnic minority; for being a female spectator in a “masculine” sports stadium; for killing a man trying to rape

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif
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