Sorry Syria: Iranians apologize for country's involvement in Syria

By admin

Iranian activists have launched a new online campaign to protest Tehran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war and to condemn their country’s support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Launched with a Facebook campaign called “Sorry Syria,” the group highlights the explosion of the Syrian migrant crisis and humanitarian conflict in recent months as “a small…

Update: Saudi king refers blogger case to Supreme Court

By Lisa Daftari

Update: In light of international outcry over flogging, the Saudi king has referred blogger Raif Badawi’s case to Supreme Court, his wife tells LisaDaftari.com Saudi Arabia postponed a second round of 50 lashes for blogger and activist Raif Badawi Friday, according to his wife, Ensaf. Badawi, convicted of “writing anti-Islamic discourse online,” and sentenced to 10…

Iran's Pharrell Williams 'Happy' dancers sentenced to 91 lashes, jail

By Lisa Daftari

Iran’s latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit “Happy” and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad. The seven men and women were arrested in May, but then released after self-professed “moderate” President Hassan…