From The New Republic: Abbas Milani’s speech at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 This Tuesday, seven leaders of Iran’s Bahai movement will go on trial on capital charges of espionage and threatening national security. They have been in prison for more than a year. The group’s two lawyers… Read More From TNR: ‘An Evening in Support of the Bahais of Iran’
Human rights is an issue very important to me, particularly so in some places. For example, I keep a closer eye on what is going on in Iran than in other places in the world – including, sometimes, my metaphorical backyard. Yesterday, Shirin Ebadi granted Democracy Now! a short interview. After having spent the last… Read More Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi on Democracy Now!
Individuals living in North America and Europe – myself included – can’t truly appreciate the freedom that they have. After all, it’s only after living with a perpetual question mark over your head – is today the day I will be arrested because I’m a Baha’i or because I’m involved in human rights movements –… Read More Six Baha’is arrested in Iran; one worked for Shirin Ebadi’s rights organizations