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For Charlie Hebdo and All Free Thinkers: Persian Satirist Obeyd Zakani Sends 700 Year Old Reminder to Insult Authority and Religion, including Islam

Obeyd Zakani was a poet and satirist of the 14th century born near Qazvin, a city in what is now northeastern Iran. The historical record suggests that there were two branches of the Zakani clan: one Shia and the Sunni, with Zakani apparently part of the Sunni branch. His work is noted for its satire … Continue reading

Take Action for Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Child and Labor Rights Activist, Political Prisoner in Iran

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a child rights and labor rights activist in Iran, has been held as political prisoner as a result of his activism, on charges of gathering and collusion against the regime, since June 2010. He has been subjected to an array of the abuses that the regime is capable of visiting upon political prisoners, … Continue reading

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