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Shima Silavi
Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi is an Iranian-Arab writer.

COLUMNISTS
Shima Silavi
Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi is an Iranian-Arab writer.

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Popular Ahwaz café fire raises questions about role of Iran’s IRIB

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

A popular cafe in Iran’s Ahwaz region was burnt down on the 3rd of April 2018, coinciding with the 7th night of Ahwazi Arab uprising against ...

Arab Ahwaz citizens protest against Iran’s IRIB media corporation

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Thousands of Arab citizens gathered in the southwest Iranian city of Ahwaz to protest against Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) corporation ...

From Ghassemlou to Qaderi, Iran’s history of assassinating its Kurdish opposition

Sunday, 11 March 2018

In less than a week, two military commanders of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Democratic Party of Iranian ...

Doubts raised in Iran over environmentalist’s alleged ‘suicide’ death

Monday, 12 February 2018

Only two days after the Iranian government announced that Kavous Seyed Emami, the 63 year-old Iranian-Canadian managing director of wildlife ...

How Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei’s favorite reciter got away with rape

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Saeed Toosi, who has been known as “Khamenei’s favorite Quran reciter” and winner of the 1998 International Quran Recital ...

Iranians call for charges against top cleric receiving treatment in Germany

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office is examining whether to bring charges against a senior Iranian cleric who has strong ties to ...

ANALYSIS: How Iran exploits dual nationals as hostages for income and arms

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

According to Reuters, the number of dual nationalities arrested in Iran has increased since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. Currently, ...

Iran’s ethnolinguistic minorities continue to face forced assimilation

Monday, 6 November 2017

“Inclusive and quality education for all” is one of the goals of UN Education 2030 Agenda, which cannot be achieved unless all learners ...

Forgotten Ahwazi victim remembered on international enforced disappearance day

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Yousef Silavi, a 58 year-old retired Ahwazi Arab, and a father of two, is one of the victims of enforced disappearance in Iran. He was abducted from ...

Iran: A look at the ‘dark past’ of those in the running for Rouhani’s cabinet

Friday, 11 August 2017

Anticipation is growing in Iran to discover Rouhani’s new proposed cabinet and the voters who elected him as their representative are interested ...

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