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Arrested in Iran: Redux

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Politics, Virginia Quarterly Review, New York Times, New Yorker, Iran, Mohammad Reza Jalaeipour, Fatemeh Shams, arrest,


The news from Iran these days is as fit to print as ever, but surprisingly under-reported. Although the massive election protests last summer received top-tier coverage in venues like the New York Times and New Yorker, the news cycle has been a little blinder in the months since. One current story we can’t ignore comes to us from Virginia Quarterly Review:

This turn of events resurrects the desperation of Jalaeipour’s previous imprisonment, which VQR will document in their Summer issue by publishing letters Jalaeipour’s wife, Fatemeh, wrote him while he was in custody. VQR is getting the word out, but it’d be nice if Iran could stay in the crosshairs of our depleted attention spans.

Source: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review

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