Stories about Farsi from November, 2012
Iranian former presidential candidates and Green Movement leaders, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, and Mehdi Karroub have been under house arrest for around 650 days. A group of Iranian netizens have turned to social media to raise awareness and push for their release.
For many in Iran, the issues surrounding Gaza, Hamas, and Palestine are viewed through a prism of politics. Condemning Hamas publicly means becoming a target. One Iranian student organization, became a victim of this policy because of its stance against both Hamas and Israel in the previous Gaza war.
Iran’s judiciary recently denied President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad access to one of the country’s most notorious prisons. Does this decision suggest that the outgoing President’s power and influence is on the wane ahead of next year’s elections?
With Iran featuring as one of the main topics of US foreign policy, it's no surprise that Iranians took a great interest in the election. The majority of Iranians wanted Obama to win to avoid what they saw as a probable war.
Iranian human rights activist, lawyer and Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike for more than four weeks in reaction to the restrictions imposed on her family and the mistreatment of political prisoners by the Iranian authorities.
Iranian netizens have launched a major online storm after the shocking news of a blogger's death in custody was first posted by opposition websites. Sattar Beheshti was arrested on October 28, 2012 and announced dead some ten days after his arrest.