The world has watched as demonstrations toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks, and then as thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets in Tehran on Monday.But is it likely there will be "a wave of protests" in Iran like those that happened elsewhere?
In his book, "Letters to My Torturer: Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment in Iran," Iranian journalist Houshang Asadi reflects on his years in prison after his arrest in 1981. The book is a series of 27 letters to his interrogator.
Though Iran's semiofficial Fars News Agency is reporting that authorities there "announced on Thursday that they have arrested a US woman a week ago on the charges of illegal entry and espionage in the Northwestern borders of the country," news outlets from elsewhere say it's not certain the woman
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad maintains that Iran is a free country and doesn’t hold political prisoners. Omid Memarian strongly disagrees. The Iranian journalist was an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience six years ago.
President Barack Obama recently delivered a headline-making retort to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s UN speech in an interview on the BBC Persian TV channel. While the BBC has had Farsi radio programming for 70 years, the TV station is new.