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Mike Fegelman: Homa Hoodfar is free, but what is Canada doing about Iran's other human rights violations?

After four long months imprisoned by Iranian authorities on trumped up charges, Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar is back home in Canada.

Hoodfar had been languishing in declining health in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, the same prison where Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was raped and brutally murdered more than a decade ago. 598 more words

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And it's settled then

As expected, once-and-would-be-future Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has opted to heed the Supreme Leader’s “advice” and steer clear of next year’s presidential election… 168 more words


Who's left to run against Rouhani?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose hypothetical “political comeback” has been one of the more interesting stories in the run up to next year’s Iranian presidential election, had a whole lot of cold water… 983 more words


'Free Homa!' Concordia rallies for release of professor jailed in Iran

Former students of imprisoned Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar rallied in downtown Montreal to demand the release of their “beloved professor” who has been detained in an Iranian jail for 107 days. 689 more words

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Eli Lake: Book reveals the extent of Obama's quest to win over Iran's leadership

One of the great hypotheticals of Barack Obama’s presidency involves the Iranian uprising that began on June 12, 2009, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced the winner of contested presidential elections. 1,105 more words

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Happy JCPOAnniversary

It’s been one year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which limits Iran’s nuclear program in return for international sanctions relief, was signed in Vienna. 1,862 more words


Rouhani's toughest opponent?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is, as you know, up for reelection next year. There are many reasons to think that, barring some unforeseen security and/or economic crisis between now and the election, Rouhani shouldn’t have a particularly difficult time winning another term. 1,202 more words