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Iran Sanctions; Zahra’s Paradise

(Flickr: Truthout.org)

On January 1st, 2012 President Obama signed into law a military authorization bill containing a provision that imposes new sanctions on Iran. The new law forces foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran’s central bank to choose between ending that business or being blocked from the U.S. economy.

A new graphic novel about an Iranian family’s search for their 19-year-old son after he disappears during a protest in the aftermath of the rigged 2009 presidential election in Iran. We’ll speak with Amir, who’s the author of the graphic novel Zahra’s Paradise.

Guests:

Ali Rezaei – social researcher currently completing doctoral work at the University of Calgary.

Amir – co-author of Zahra’s Paradise and human rights activist.

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