Category - Iran

  • June 19, 2009

    Iran's leadership needs to respond to the mass demonstrations against disputed presidential elections or face greater problems in the future, says a Protestant pastor in Tehran.

  • June 17, 2009

    Following the hundreds of thousands who took to the streets yesterday, a new wave of protests has begun in Iran about claims of election fixing and lack of freedom. Amid a state clamp-down, the internet is being used to assist protesters.

  • June 15, 2009

    In the context of the current protests in Iran, it is quite surprising that no one in the mainstream media has mentioned the example of the Otpor actions (Serbian for resistance) featuring many studen

  • June 13, 2009

    Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have come out onto the streets in Iran to protest against what they see as 'fixed' elections. The government is arresting and imprisoning opponents and human rights activists.

  • May 22, 2009

    Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights advocate based in Tehran, has been awarded the 2009 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders - a global award highlighting courageous and significant action for social justice.

  • April 19, 2009

    Last month Iran broke an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to stop attacks on villages in the Pshdar district, according to a fresh report coming out of Iraq.

  • February 17, 2009

    Baha'is have expressed gratitude to Iranian scholars, writers and artists across the world who signed a recent open letter apologizing for silence during Iran’s long-running mistreatment of them.

  • December 25, 2008

    Channel 4's decision to broadcast an Alternative Christmas Message by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has angered human rights campaigners. Ironically, it is about the love of Christ.

  • December 17, 2008

    Equal participation and shared responsibility in society are at the basis of a peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, participants at an inter-religious symposium in Tehran, Iran, declared last week.

  • November 14, 2008

    President-elect Obama is being deluged with well-meaning advice, says Middle East expert Michael Marten. Maybe we expect too much, but taking a realistic look at how he might handle various conflicts in the region remains important.