At the height of Iran’s bloody civil unrest this year, a young doctor named Ramin Pourandarjani defied his superiors. He refused to sign death certificates at a Tehran prison that he said were falsified to cover up murder. He testified to a parliamentary committee that jailers were torturing and raping protesters, his family says. He […]
We have long known that we cannot trust the Academy of Motion Pictures. Over the years they have made the inexcusable mistake of awarding the best picture Oscar to Going My Way over Double Indemnity, Kramer vs. Kramer over Apocalypse Now and even Dances With Wolves over Goodfellas. Need I say more? The list of [...]
When spontaneous street demonstrations broke out following the fraudulent Iranian presidential election last June, the Mullahs lost no time in unleashing the security forces and their allied militias upon the protesters. Scores were killed, and images of the carnage made the rounds of YouTube and other outlets.
The demonstrations were crushed. Hundreds of protesters and opposition [...]