List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-10-23

    The Road to Democracy in Iran -- with Former Commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard - Akbar Ganji

    Bay Area - San Francisco Thursday - October 23, 2008     07:00 PM

    The Road to Democracy in Iran -- with Former Commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard
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    10/23/2008 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    World Affairs Council Auditorium
    312 Sutter Street
    Second Floor
    San Francisco, California 94108
    Akbar Ganji, Former Commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

    Event Details
    Akbar Ganji is considered Iran’s leading investigative journalist. A former commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, he is now known as Iran’s most famous dissident. A supporter of the Islamic Revolution as a youth, Ganji became disenchanted in the mid-1990s and served time in Tehran’s Evin Prison from 2001 to 2006 after publishing a series of stories in which he implicated the former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and other leading conservative figures in the murder of five dissident authors. Since his release from prison he has been traveling outside Iran, meeting with intellectuals and activists in the international human rights community. On his way, Akbar Ganji joins the Council to discuss his goals for the democracy movement in Iran, why women’s rights trump various interpretations of Islamic law, and how the West can help promote democracy in Muslim countries, particularly Iran.

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