Stories about Iran from August, 2016
Remembering Samad Behrangi on the 49th anniversary of his death. More than the author of dark children's novels, he wrote allegories that symbolized struggles of generations of Iranian revolutionaries.
The wife of a labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook even though she is not a member of the social media site.
"I dream every night that my parents and brothers and sisters are looking for me. I wake up every morning crying."
The fact that Iran remains for westerners an exotic and mysterious land whose "complex history" requires "untangling" by experts, puts serious limits on the possibilities for genuine engagement.
The Iranian government has reportedly executed dozens of Sunni prisoners at Gohardasht prison, including the prominent prisoner of conscience Shahram Ahmadi.