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Heard in Iran: Iran Shaken by World Financial Crisis

Iran Shaken by World Financial Crisis
October 27 -- With an economy solely dependent on oil, Iran is especially vulnerable to the world economic crisis. Radio Farda discusses the situation with a prominent Iranian economist. [Read in Persian]
Will U.S.-Iranian Relations Thaw After the American Election?
October 25 -- To answer that question, Radio Farda's roundtable, "Viewpoints," features a discussion with three top experts. [Listen in Persian]
Kurdish Activist Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
October 26 -- Mohammad Sedigh Kabudvand, founder of the Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, has been sentenced to more than a decade in jail. His lawyer tells Radio Farda: "I have never seen such a heavy sentence handed out to a human rights defender." [Read in Persian]
Iran Executes Highest Number of Minors in the World
October 29 -- "In the past two years, of the 32 children executed around the world, 26 of them were put to death in Iran," says human rights lawyer Mohammed Mostafaei. He estimates that 70 to 110 more minors are currently in Iranian prisons, scheduled to be executed. [Read in Persian]
Pressure Increasing on Women's Rights Activists
October 28 -- The founder of the One Million Signature Campaign, Parvin Ardalan, tells Radio Farda that the women's rights movement is still very active in Iran, despite the government's attempts to shut it down. [Read in Persian]
Iran's Discriminatory Laws Against Women
October 29-- Radio Farda's weekly program on women's issues investigates the discriminatory inheritance law in Iran and efforts underway to change it. [Read in Persian]