Water gun fights in Iran are back

The youth of Iran have invented their own unique version of the “flash mob” – they douse each other with water pistols in public spaces. What most of the world would view as harmless, innocent fun (not to mention a great way to stay cool during summer!) the Iranian police see as reckless civil disobedience.[…]

Innocent fun leads to government crackdown

Who hasn’t at some point in their life, enjoyed an innocent water fight – especially on a sweltering hot summer’s day? illustrative essay That’s just what the youth of Tehran Iran thought would be fun to do as a way to let off steam – literally and metaphorically. Unfortunately, Iran’s leaders had other ideas and[…]

And the arrests continue…

Iranian human rights activist and documentary filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was arrested Sunday in Tehran, Iran. The opposition website Kaleme reported that the reasons for her arrest were “unknown.” solar panels for home This is Mohammadi’s second arrest. The first was in 2009 as she laid a wreath on the grave of Neda Ahga-Soltan, a young woman who was[…]