Archiv für den Tag 12. November 2011

Interrupted Lives – Exhibition at Freie Universität Berlin

The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation is holding its latest exhibit at the prestigious Freie Universität Berlin. This marks its first ever debut in Europe in order to spread the awareness of the ongoing repression of students  occurring within the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Interrupted Lives exhibit is co-sponsored by Amnesty International and will be held within the Henry Ford Building corridor on November 11, 2011, starting at 19:30.

Ladan Boroumand will be speaking tomorrow night as well. As a senior director of the Boroumand Foundation, she will be talking about the current situation of Iranian students and giving her expertise on what students around the world can do to help. Also, a wonderful student activist by the name of Sepehr Masakeni will be making a speech. He was a sociology major at Tehran University, and will give his insight on the current issue at hand from a very different and interesting perspective.

The Boroumand Foundation is happy to present the Interrupted Lives

The Latest from Iran (11 November): Chest-Thumping

1655 GMT: Political Prisoner Watch. Farzaneh Mirvand, the wife of detained journalist Siamak Ghaderi, talks about the abuse of her husband in Evin Prison:

Even thinking about the days that my husband was in Ward 209 is very difficult for me. He was in solitary confinement for 34 days under harsh interrogations, was blindfolded, beaten up with a baton and threatened in order to force him to give a false confession.

At one of his interrogation sessions, an interrogator slapped him on his face so hard that he and the chair he was sitting in hit the ground. My husband is still suffering from the injury to his neck that he suffered during that fall. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran Snap Analysis: The US Strikes a Military Pose

Part 3 of our special analysis on this week’s IAEA report on the Iranian nuclear programme was going to move from a dissection of the document’s findings and its sources to the politics behind it. Put bluntly, the report was part of a diplomatic and public-relations move by the US and its closest allies to push for further sanctions against Tehran, trying to overcome the resistance of Russia and China over new UN measures and — failing that — implementing new steps through individual countries and the European Union.

But within hours of the document’s release, we saw a problem. Russia and then China signalled that they would not be swayed. And the US was facing a roadblock to its next moves — European allies make clear that they would not back sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank or further punishment of the energy sector. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran Analysis: The Pattern of Confrontation — Obama Wins, Regime Wins, Iranian People Lose (Siavashi)

Dave Siavashi writes for EA:

According to The Wall Street Journal:


The Obama administration has quietly drawn up plans to provide a key Persian Gulf ally with thousands of advanced „bunker-buster“ bombs and other munitions, part of a stepped-up U.S. effort to build a regional coalition to counter Iran.

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