Sattar Beheshti

The Vasyl Stus Freedom to Write Award

The Vasyl Stus Freedom to Write Award recognizes a writer persecuted for the peaceful expression of his or her views and whose courage in the face of censorship and… More

Creativity’s Battles With Censorship

The West knows little about the cultural scene inside Iran today. Since the dawn of civilization until renascence, Iran has always been a great contributor to world's literature, art… More

At the Library

This week I read an article about Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. Ebadi has been prohibited from publishing… More

Bound But Gagged

When I received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, Iranians and Muslims around the world hoped that the prevailing and unfair image of Muslims as terrorists would be discarded.… More

Nobel Laureate sues U.S.

When Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, President Bush congratulated the Iranian lawyer and children's advocate for "her lifetime championing human rights and democracy." More