Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi is an Iranian-Arab writer.

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

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 Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). As many......

Arab Ahwaz citizens protest against Iran’s IRIB media corporation

Thousands of Arab citizens gathered in the southwest Iranian city of Ahwaz to protest against Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) corporation after a children’s program omitted any......

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

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

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

Only two days after the Iranian government announced that Kavous Seyed Emami, the 63 year-old Iranian-Canadian managing director of wildlife protection institute in Tehran “committed......

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

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

Iranians call for charges against top cleric receiving treatment in Germany

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office is examining whether to bring charges against a senior Iranian cleric who has strong ties to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and who is......

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

According to Reuters, the number of dual nationalities arrested in Iran has increased since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. Currently, there are some 30 dual nationalities detained in......

Iran’s ethnolinguistic minorities continue to face forced assimilation

“Inclusive and quality education for all” is one of the goals of UN Education 2030 Agenda, which cannot be achieved unless all learners are given the foundation they need to thrive. UNESCO......