Monthly Archive: January 2011

Iran, Tunisia, Egypt… What’s next? Time up for dictators?

In the last three years, from 2009 to 2011, several uprisings against dictatorships around the world have happened [namely: Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Niger, Thailand and Sudan] with different outcomes. But this does not change the fact that it seems that the people living under dictatorship and totalitarian regimes are fed up.  While some of these oppressive governments have...

Iran denies banning of Paulo Coelho’s books

Read the statement of the Embassy of Iran in Brasilia here. To know about what started this visit here and here. Also read more about the case in Times. Here is my statement in response: I read the statement of the Embassy of Iran in Brasilia with astonishment. I felt pity for a government whose only resort against the public...

Paulo Coelho’s books are banned in Iran

I was informed two days ago by someone I know in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran (unfortunately I cannot disclose the person’s name for their security) that they have an order to ban all of Paulo Coelho’s books in Iran, and no books having Paulo Coelho’s name on them as their author will be authorized to...