IHRDC on Al Jazeera Stream

Iranian web users are reporting slow internet speeds, difficulties accessing emails and faulty proxy servers in the lead up to the presidential elections on June 14, 2013. IHRDC’s Executive Director Gissou Nia visited the set of Al Jazeera Stream to discuss whether or not these developments are linked to the Iranian government’s desire to prevent a recurrence of the civil protests that erupted following the disputed presidential vote on June 12, 2009. Also joining in the discussion were blogger Arash Abadpour, Balatarin founder Mehdi Yahyanejad, women’s rights activist Sussan Tahmassebi and director of ASL19 Ali Bangi. Watch the full episode here.

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Originally published at http://opencanada.org/features/the-think-tank/comments/why-iranian-women-cant-have-any-of-it/ In recent weeks, the political theater of women registering as presidential candidates in the Islamic Republic of Iran, followed by what appeared to be disqualifying remarks by ... Read more

The High Cost of Service: A Case Study on HIV/AIDS Work in Iran

Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Arash Alaei The High Cost of Service: A Case Study on HIV/AIDS Work in Iran   Monday, April 16, 12:10 PM Law School, Room 120 Lunch ... Read more

How European taxpayers are fueling executions in Iran

This is a guest post by Gissou Nia, executive director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, in response to our May 2 post, "The unlikely winner ... Read more