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Iran: Female Blogger Receives 50 Lashes

Written by Fred Petrossian These are the words Iranian blogger Somayeh Tohidloo wrote [fa] in her blog after receiving 50 whip lashes in Evin Prison on September 14, 2011: Be happy, for if you wanted to humiliate me, I confess

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Dec 19, 2005: Ahmadinejad Bans All Western Music in Iranian State Television and Radio Broadcasts

The first known pronouncement by a public figure regarding the potential of popular music to act as a socially destabilizing force comes from the first century B.C., when none other than the great philosopher Plato wrote, “When the mode of

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