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Iranian activist Reza Shahabi in Evin Prison; Iranian band ‘Abjeez’

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This week on the occasion of  International Human Rights Day, we speak to the wife of jailed labor union activist Reza Shahabi who began a dry hunger strike on December 4th in Evin Prison in Tehran.

We also talk to the director of the international campaign for human rights in Iran about the plight of jailed Iranian labor unionists.

Also, Shuka Kalantari speaks with Sweden-based Iranian musicians Melody and Safoura Safavi of the band Abjeez.

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This Week: Palestinian Author; Iranian Prisoners: Now & Then

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we’ll have a conversation with a Palestinian author about the reason for Israel’s loss of legitimacy in world opinion. Also we pay tribute to thousands of political prisoners secretly executed in Iran in 1998, and the ongoing international campaign to help those currently detained.

Finally, members of the Aswat Music Ensemble will discuss their show at the La Pena Cultural Community Center in Berkeley, California.

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This Week: Political Prisoners in Iran; Tribute to Palestinian Poet

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have Iranian woman activist Sussan Tahmasebi and Reporters Without Borders‘ Reza Moeini about the current plight of political prisoners in Iran.

Later in the program, we’ll pay tribute to legendary Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away a year ago on August 9th 2008.

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