A Finnish magazine has obtained a surveillance system Nokia allegedly supplied to Iran last year, allowing the government to locate, monitor and ultimately arrest dissidents. Dark, damning and depressing.
The West's obsession with Iran's nuclear ambitions is playing right into Ahmadinejad's hands, says a former UN official. If we really want to help Iranians' struggle for democracy, we need to forget about sanctions and get creative.
Iranian journalists who reported on the country's post-election riots are now fleeing the country en masse after being "intimidated and terrorized" by the government -- and they're the lucky ones: some are still being held prisoner.
When it comes to subverting government internet censorship, few are more experienced than China's Falun Gong. So when Iranians started using the net to organise protests, the Falun Gong thought they'd lend a hand...
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has identified six of the ministers he intends to nominate for his new cabinet -- naming three women in the mix in an apparent move to improve his embattled image.
The trial of three Westerners in Tehran has become an attack against Western imperialism. "You are no longer a superpower. We are." said a sign in front of the British embassy.
As Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sworn in for his second term as President, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is in damage control after describing him as the "elected leader" of Iran. "He’s been inaugurated. That’s a fact. Whether any election was fair..."
Newsweek continues to pile the pressure on Iran to free journalist Maziar Bahari, who has been detained there since the post-election riots in June, using petitions, editorial and even taking out full-page ads in The NYTimes and WSJ calling for his release.
Iran's mass trials of 100 post-election protesters are "transparently ludicrous", says Pejman Yousefzadeh -- but this is not a regime concerned with legitimacy.
100 Iranian activists have appeared in court, accused of inciting violence in the wake of June’s presidential election. Opposition spokespeople have derided the events as merely a "show trial", but hardliners are pushing for even more arrests