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Leyla Shirazi


Iran’s Presidential Elections: The Live Embers of a Democratic Opposition Glow

[Demonstration in support of Rouhani on the eve of the election.]

Something significant and electric is taking place in Iran, and consuming many Iranians around the world in advance of the presidential elections that are set to take place on Friday, 14 June 2013. Over the last few days, segments of a broad Iranian democratic opposition have increasingly taken to the streets in multiple cities across the country. They have claimed public space in a way that has been inconceivable since the brutal repression of the large and broad-based ...

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Leyla Shirazi


Leyla Shirazi is an Iranian who lives in New York. She organizes with the grassroots group, Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression. The views reflected here are her own, and do not reflect that of Havaar or any other group.