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House Arrest in Iran: Remembering the Leaders of the Green Movement

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501
As the international community marks with cautious optimism the noticeable dtente between Iran and the US over the nuclear issue, attentions are inevitably drawn to the domestic scene and the conditions of political prisoners in general and that of the leaders of the Green Movement under house arrest. Three leading dissidents, Zahra Rahnavard, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mehdi Karroubi have been under house arrest for three years, as have been many other political prisoners for the singular sin of having opposed tyranny in their homeland. The panelists will discuss these and related issues. Speakers: Hamid Dabashi, Abdolkarim Soroush, Akbar Ganji, Hossein Kamaly, Ali Mirsepassi . * Please note: The talks will be in Persian, with summaries translated into English.