Iranian Exiles Struggle to Stay Involved
29-Jul-2010 (2 comments)

A political tract hammered out by an Iranian feminist this spring presents a snapshot of activism from exile.

Incensed by an aging ayatollah’s pronouncement that women exposing excessive flesh cause earthquakes, the young lawyer, who fled to Germany after her arrest in Iran, fired off a Web post accusing all Iranian men of complicity in the oppression of women propagated by the ayatollahs.

The diatribe went viral instantly, provoking a global debate among Iranians, with countless men denouncing the premise. But the furor soon died, underscoring the quandary faced by former high-ranking reformist politicians, journalists, academics, student leaders and others who have sought safety abroad since the contested presidential election in June 2009.

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Sargord Pirouz

Maybe you could elaborate on

by Sargord Pirouz on

Maybe you could elaborate on that, Mehrban. How exactly is the exile community relevant to the day-to-day politics inside Iran? I don't see it.


We, the Iranians in the diaspora matter

by Mehrban on

What we think and do makes a difference in the fate of Iran.  Don't ever believe them when they tell you otherwise.