The Situation in Iran: Human Rights, Youth and the Media
Maziar Bahari, Author, Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Chair: Stuart Horseman, Research Analyst, Middle East North Africa Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
After Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s 2009 re-election, Iran descended into turmoil. A politically oppressed youth rose up against a government perceived to be growing ever more totalitarian. During this time, Iranian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards and imprisoned in Iran’s most notorious prison for 118 days. He will discuss the democratic urges of Iran’s Green Movement, human rights and the accountability of the government.
There will an open reception after this meeting.