Friday Feb 21
Tens of Azerbaijani civil activists arrested in Iran
By Umid Niayesh - Trend: Tens of Iranian Azerbaijani cultural activists have been arrested in the city of Ahar in the East Azerbaijan province of Iran ahead of International Mother Language Day, the Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran reported on Feb. 20. Ebrahim Rashidi and Abbas Lesani who have been arrested ... (more)
The Daily Beast
How We Sold Out Iran's LiberalsBy David Keyes, Ahmad Batebi
By ignoring the issue of human rights during nuclear negotiations, the U.S. is giving the regime a free hand to continue its brutal repression of dissidents.
Payvand News of Iran
U.S. Treasury Issues Two New General Licenses For Iran
We are pleased to announce that on September 10, 2013, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control , which oversees the sanctions on Iran, said in a statement that it had eased sanctions on Iran that will enable U.S. nongovernmental organizations to perform humanitarian work in the country.
"Golchehreh" sails home with Golden Dhow for best film at Zanzibar festival
The Iranian drama "Golchehreh", which is about Taliban's hostile attitude toward cinema, won the Golden Dhow for best film at the 16th Zanzibar International Film Festival , organizers announced on Sunday.