Monthly Archives: October 2011

Protest against actress sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in jail

A campaigning has been launched for the freedom of Marzieh Vafamehr, an Iranian actress who has been sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in jail for her role in My Tehran for Sale, an Australian film about an actress … Continue reading

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Sentence against Panahi upheld

Bad news: A Tehran appeals court has upheld a six-year jail sentence and 20-year filmmaking and travel ban against Panahi. At the moment Panahi is still free. His lawyer Farideh Ghairat says: “We have no news. The verdict has not … Continue reading

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Strike by Bandar Imam Petrochemical workers enters its seventh day

On Saturday October 1, the Bandar Imam Petrochemical workers’ strike entered its seventh day. As on previous days, the workers of the Bandar Imam Petrochemical plant gathered in Mosharaf Square to protest in front of the head office of the … Continue reading

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Explaining the longevity of the theocratic regime- video

Below is a transcript of this talk which was given by Yassamine Mather, chair of HOPI, in August 2011. At a time of revolutionary upheavals in Arab capitals, the burning question is, how did the Islamic regime in Iran survive … Continue reading

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