How many years has it been?

Soheil Arabi ,born on 21 August 1985, is an Iranian blogger who was sentenced to death in Iran in 2013 on charges of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his posts on Facebook about Atena Daemi, a civil rights activist and political prisoner. In late September 2015, his death sentence was commuted to "reading 13 religious... Continue Reading →

28 days of detention which freed me!

8 years ago, on this day, the turning point of my life happened, a kafkaesque ordeal that taught me what freedom means, and how everyone takes it for granted. I realised that not only was I physically detained in an obscure place waiting for some unknown fate to be decided by unseen judges, but I... Continue Reading →

Has Islam liberated women?

Has Islam liberated women? Has it given them equal rights? Growing up, I was taught that women before Islam were low-class citizens and had no rights whatsoever until Islam came and liberated them. In Islam, it is taught that pre-Islamic Arabs practised female infanticide because they considered girls as a burden, women were harassed sexually... Continue Reading →

Child marriage

Iranian tv has released a video advertising child marriage and attacking the human rights activists and MP's who are pushing to introduce a law to protect children. In the video, the guy says he was 16 and the girl was 14 when they got married. They address the MP's as "unrespected" people who wants to... Continue Reading →

Sex on TV! Nauzubillah

So Islamic republic of Iran is a fascinating regime. What's more fascinating is the media in Iran. Being run by the state and controlled by the supreme leader's direct supervision, heavily censored, full of propaganda, zero tolerance and so on... are only a few peculiarities of the Islamic republic of Iran's media. A few days... Continue Reading →

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