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Hamid Yazdan Panah · August, 2016

Hamid Yazdan Panah is an Iranian-American human rights activist and attorney focused on immigration and asylum in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Latest posts by Hamid Yazdan Panah from August, 2016

Remembering Samad Behrangi, the Writer Who Inspired Countless Iranian Revolutionaries

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.

Where’s the Outrage Over Iran’s Exploited Children?

"I dream every night that my parents and brothers and sisters are looking for me. I wake up every morning crying."

The New Orientalism: Iran as a Political Commodity

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.

Iran Reportedly Executes Dozens of Sunnis in Crackdown on Prisoners of Conscience

The Iranian government has reportedly executed dozens of Sunni prisoners at Gohardasht prison, including the prominent prisoner of conscience Shahram Ahmadi.

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