Also by Hannah Kaviani
August 30, 2023
'Era Of Repression': Iran Purges Ranks Of University Professors Ahead Of Protest Anniversary
The Iranian authorities are purging the ranks of university professors as the anniversary of mass nationwide protests approaches. Those in the firing line say they are being falsely accused of "encouraging students" to violate the hijab law, demonstrate, and chant antiestablishment slogans.
July 26, 2023
Iran's 'Groom Of Mahabad' Slain Before His Mother's Eyes
Zaniar Abubakri and his family were ecstatic when he and his fiancee announced their engagement one year ago. But after being cut down by gunfire during street protests in Iran last year, Abubakri's legacy as the "Groom of Mahabad" is one of remembrance that the authorities are attempting to erase.
February 18, 2023
German MP Notes Significance Of Iranian Activists Representing Iran At Munich Conference
A German MP in the European Parliament said it is significant that for the first time Iran is not represented by its foreign minister at the Munich Security Conference but by other political figures who have a different vision for the future of Iran.
December 23, 2022
U.S. Envoy Says Tehran Missed 'Golden' Opportunity For Deal, Slams Iran For Drones, Protest Response
The Biden administration's envoy to Iran says a deal to revive a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is not dead, but Washington is skeptical Tehran is "prepared or able" to reach an agreement after it backed away from "a golden opportunity" in September to finalize an accord.
December 14, 2022
The Farda Briefing: Iran's Executions Of Protesters Triggers Public Outrage, Draws Criticism From Clerics
Iran executes two antiestablishment protesters, Tehran summons the Chinese ambassador over a row over three disputed islands in the Persian Gulf, and Iran's Foreign Ministry puts sanctions on RFE/RL's Radio Farda.
December 07, 2022
The Farda Briefing: Iran's Apparent Disbandment Of Morality Police Prompts Skepticism And Confusion
Iran has apparently disbanded the notorious morality police, members of an Iranian theater group were detained after releasing a protest video, and anti-establishment protesters staged a three-day general strike.
October 13, 2022
U.S. Encourages Technology Companies To Help Iranians Circumvent Internet Outages
Top U.S. officials have met with representatives of technology companies to encourage them to work on ways to facilitate Internet access in Iran after a licensing change freed up the use of software and other technology used to circumvent Internet blockages.
June 22, 2022
The Farda Briefing: Iran's Shadow War With Israel Intensifies As Tehran Moves Closer To Nuclear Weapons Capability
Protests are continuing across Iran as discontent grows over the government's failure to address deteriorating economic conditions one year after President Ebrahim Raisi's election victory.
January 19, 2022
Former U.S. Hostage Goes On Hunger Strike To Push For Release Of Foreigners Held By Iran
A former U.S. diplomat held hostage in Tehran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution is going on a hunger strike in Vienna, the venue of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers. Barry Rosen, 77, is pushing for the release of dozens of dual citizens held by the Islamic republic.
November 02, 2021
Hunger-Striking Husband Of Detained Iranian-British Woman Demands U.K. Government Secure Her Release
The hunger-striking husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman held in Iran for five years, says the British government is not doing enough to secure his wife’s release.
October 19, 2021
'Maximum Psychological' Pressure: Iranian Rights Lawyer Tortured, Drugged During Detention, Attorney Says
A jailed Iranian lawyer who has represented high-profile political prisoners was sent to a psychiatric hospital where he was drugged with unknown substances and subjected to electric shocks, his lawyer has revealed.
July 14, 2016
One Year On: Why Iran Has Yet To Cash In On Nuclear Deal
In the year since a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers, there have been expectations that Tehran would cash in big time. Yet despite the lifting of many UN and Western sanctions, Iran is still internationally isolated and suffering economic hardship.
September 19, 2013
Former British Foreign Secretary: Iran 'Ready For A Settlement' On Nuclear Issue
Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw sees reason for optimism in recent comments by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and in his past experience with newly elected President Hassan Rohani.
August 14, 2012
Facebook Shows Off Its Good Side In Aftermath Of Iranian Quakes
In the immediate aftermath of the twin earthquakes in Iran that killed more than 300 and left thousands homeless, Facebook emerged as an important tool in mobilizing help for survivors and providing accurate news of events on the ground.
February 18, 2011
'Anonymous' Hackers Help Iranian Activists Fight The Regime
An Iranian hacker who goes by the name "Arash" has spoken to RFE/RL's Radio Farda about his work with the enigmatic online collective Anonymous, members of which claim to be part of a vast cyberarmy working on behalf of the Iranian opposition and other movements.