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10:42 am - Thu, Mar 22, 2012
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Congressional offices reported they were impressed by the numbers and enthusiasm of AIPAC members lobbying them for tighter sanctions but privately complained that the lobby group was pushing too hard for another war…
6:13 pm - Mon, Sep 26, 2011
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In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would immediately remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay.

Shane Bauer, one of the two American hikers released last week after 781 days of detention in Iranian prison. (via seaofgreen)

Guards have a point …

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8:23 pm - Thu, Jul 28, 2011
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standwithfreeiran:

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, marks a Global Day of Action during which health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens from around the world appeal to the Iranian authorities for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Arash Alaei.
Dr. Arash Alaei and his brother Dr. Kamiar Alaei are renowned HIV/AIDS physicians who were arrested in June 2008 and wrongfully convicted in January 2009 on charges of communicating with an enemy government. Their crime? Traveling to international AIDS and public health conferences and liaising with other health workers to find solutions to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
In late 2010, Kamiar was released following 870 days in prison in Iran. Arash was sentenced to six years in prison and today remains behind bars in Evin Prison in Tehran after three long years.
Dr. Arash Alaei has worked tirelessly to address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and addiction, and demonstrated unwavering dedication to helping improve the lives of his countrymen and women by protecting them from disease and death. He needs to be immediately released to again take up his life-saving work.
Your message will be delivered to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, and other Iranian officials, urging the Iranian authorities to unconditionally release Dr. Arash Alaei.
SIGN THE PETITION

standwithfreeiran:

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, marks a Global Day of Action during which health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens from around the world appeal to the Iranian authorities for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Arash Alaei.

Dr. Arash Alaei and his brother Dr. Kamiar Alaei are renowned HIV/AIDS physicians who were arrested in June 2008 and wrongfully convicted in January 2009 on charges of communicating with an enemy government. Their crime? Traveling to international AIDS and public health conferences and liaising with other health workers to find solutions to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In late 2010, Kamiar was released following 870 days in prison in Iran. Arash was sentenced to six years in prison and today remains behind bars in Evin Prison in Tehran after three long years.

Dr. Arash Alaei has worked tirelessly to address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and addiction, and demonstrated unwavering dedication to helping improve the lives of his countrymen and women by protecting them from disease and death. He needs to be immediately released to again take up his life-saving work.

Your message will be delivered to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, and other Iranian officials, urging the Iranian authorities to unconditionally release Dr. Arash Alaei.

SIGN THE PETITION

5:18 pm - Sat, Jul 16, 2011
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seaofgreen:

Iranian actress Pegah Ahangarani has been arrested in Tehran en route to the women’s World Cup in Germany.From the Guardian:

Ahangarani fell foul of the Islamic regime when she publicly campaigned for opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in Iran’s 2009 presidential elections, but escaped arrest until recently because of her widespread popularity. 
She is the second woman to have been arrested in recent weeks in connection with the women’s World Cup in Germany. Maryam Majd, a prominent Iranian photographer and activist who had campaigned for women to be allowed to enter stadiums to watch football matches in Iran, was arrested in late June before going to Germany, where she wanted to work on a book about women and sport. […]
At least four other women rights activists have been arrested in recent weeks, including Mahnaz Mohammadi, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Zahra Yazdani, a journalist, and campaigners Maryam Bahrman and Mansoureh Behkish. […]
Ahangarani has contacted her family once since her arrest, when she told them she was unaware of her whereabouts or the charges against her. No information was available on where she was being held or whether she had access to legal representation.

seaofgreen:

Iranian actress Pegah Ahangarani has been arrested in Tehran en route to the women’s World Cup in Germany.
From the Guardian:

Ahangarani fell foul of the Islamic regime when she publicly campaigned for opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in Iran’s 2009 presidential elections, but escaped arrest until recently because of her widespread popularity. 

She is the second woman to have been arrested in recent weeks in connection with the women’s World Cup in Germany. Maryam Majd, a prominent Iranian photographer and activist who had campaigned for women to be allowed to enter stadiums to watch football matches in Iran, was arrested in late June before going to Germany, where she wanted to work on a book about women and sport. […]

At least four other women rights activists have been arrested in recent weeks, including Mahnaz Mohammadi, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Zahra Yazdani, a journalist, and campaigners Maryam Bahrman and Mansoureh Behkish. […]

Ahangarani has contacted her family once since her arrest, when she told them she was unaware of her whereabouts or the charges against her. No information was available on where she was being held or whether she had access to legal representation.

5:21 pm - Wed, Jun 15, 2011
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kateoplis:

Life is Beautiful by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri featuring hundreds of knives stabbing the walls of Pinault Foundation’s Palazzo Grassi at the Venice Biennale 2011

kateoplis:

Life is Beautiful by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri featuring hundreds of knives stabbing the walls of Pinault Foundation’s Palazzo Grassi at the Venice Biennale 2011

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