Freedom In Iran

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HuffPo: Jordan Backtracks on Decision to Ban Lebanese Indie Rock Band Mashrou Leila

Popular Arab Band Accused by Conservatives as “Contradicting Christianity and Islam” MAY 2, 2016 – Although it came too late and they still couldn’t play the concert, popular Arab band Mashrou Leila that was at first banned from playing at Amman’s Roman Amphitheater were invited back to play by the Jordanian authorities, due to a massive public backlash….

An Iranian woman casts her ballot to vote for both parliamentary elections and Assembly of Experts at a polling station at Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom, 130 kms south of Tehran, on February 26, 2016.
Iranians will vote for both parliamentary elections and the Assembly of Experts in an elections billed by the moderate president as vital to curbing conservative dominance in parliament and speeding up domestic reforms after a nuclear deal with world powers. / AFP / BEHROUZ MEHRI
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Reformists Win Big in Iran Elections

FEB 29, 2016 – Iranian women and progressive voters swept reformists into office in their recent elections, giving a boost to moderate President Hassan Rouhani, and many say is a response of approval to the recent nuclear deal between Iran and the United States. Read a a good piece about the Iranian election by Ramin Mostaghim and Shashank…

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Iran Still Holding 4 Americans

Amir Hekmati, Jason Rezaian, Robert Levison, and Saeed Abidini all continue to be held unjustly by Iran government OCT 14, 2015 – 4 Americans continue to be held unjustly as political prisoners by Iran: Amir Hekmati, Jason Rezaian, Robert Levison, and Saeed Abidini are all still in Iranian prisons, with some being held longer than the 444…

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Celebrities Make Video in Support of Iran Nuclear Deal

Jack Black, Morgan Freeman and Others Support Global Zero Project July 29, 2015 – Tackling a tough issue with brevity and comedy, celebrities like activist-musician Jack Black and actor Morgan Freeman have gotten together and made a great video for Global Zero Project in support of the Iran nuclear deal currently being voted on by the US…

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Calls for FIFA to Address Iran’s Ban on Women Watching Football

Discrimination Against Women Against FIFA Rules July 4, 2015 – JTMP has joined the calls for FIFA to address Iran’s ban on women attending football (soccer) games as the spotlight is on the Woman’s World Cup final on Sunday. The discrimination against women by Iranian authorities is totally against FIFA’s rules and policies, yet they…

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JTMP Joins Calls for Iran to Free Amir Hekmati

Montel Williams Takes Cause to Help Free American Held in Iran June 23, 2015 – JTMP has joined US Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Montel Williams and others who are calling for the release of Amir Hekmati, an American and US Marine Corp veteran, who was arrested and has been imprisoned for over 3 1/2 years by the…

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