Tag: Political Prisoners

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf -Indian-administered Kashmir- When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin and bones. Every time she spoke, her trembling hands went up to soothe her

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Nepal: Civil War Victims Protest Blanket Amnesty for Human Rights Violators

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by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- On April 1, 2013, Nepal’s Supreme Court overturned an ordinance to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), sparking a debate about whether public executions would soon be carried out as punishment for heinous crimes during

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The Chilean Student Movement: Overcoming a History of Political Repression

by Cassandra S. Stedham -Editorial Intern- There is a certain aura that hangs thick and heavy in the Chilean air. I feel it as soon as I step off the airplane and during my taxi ride through the metropolis of

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At last, Dr. Haleh Esfandiari Has Been Released on Bail from Evin Prison – For Now

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – A week ago, on August 15th, the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, for which Dr. Haleh Esfandiari is the Director of The Middle East Program, was announcing the 100th

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What Landed Haleh Esfandiari in Jail, and Why Did Iranian TV Think The World Would Believe Her “Confession”?

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – In the last three days, media sources worldwide, from the BBC and CNN to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the media arm of the Woodrow Wilson International

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Who Is Haleh Esfandiari? Why Is Iran Claiming She’s a Spy? – US-Iran Politics, Not Esfandiari, Have Incited Iran’s Crackdown

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP USA An incredible story broke worldwide on Tuesday, July 17, 2007: • Haleh Esfandiari. Photograph courtesy of the WWICS • On Monday, Iranian state-run television played video clips of a tired, exhausted looking

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