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    As all here know, people are protesting and giving their lives for freedom and democracy on the streets of Iran. Protesters are being arrested. Newspeople and their stories are being shut down, locked up, or worse. The Green Movement is begging for world leaders to stand behind them; but, through it all, they get much of the same. Which is to say, not much of | Read More »

    Iran Puts High Profile Dissidents On Trial

    Trumped Up Charges In A Kangaroo Court TEHRAN- The government of Iran began trials today on high profile dissidents who questioned the legitimacy of the presidential election of June 12. Among those charged are former deputy foreign minister Mohsen Aminzadeh, former lawmakers Mohsen Mirdamadi, Behzad Nabavi and Mohsen Safaei-Farahani, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a deputy to the former two-term President Mohammad Khatami and Abdollah Remezanzadeh, a | Read More »

    House Passes Iran Election Resolution

    The House today voted to support Iranian dissidents and “all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.” The resolution (H Res 560) passed with 405 yea votes and only one nay, and two members voting present. As I said earlier, and as many of our Representatives emphasized today, this has nothing to do with supporting Mousavi. | Read More »

    Bipartisan Resolution to Stand With Iranian Dissidents

    The unrest in Iran continues apace, and while the media coverage remains sparse, word nevertheless gets out of Iran thanks to our modern age and, in particular, to Twitter. As Moe notes, the situation is complex. The cast of key figures holds few heroes. But then, it’s not really about Mousavi, is it? It’s about the thousands of individual Iranians, from citizen reporters on Twitter | Read More »