The Road to Democracy in Iran Boston Review Books ePUB

A famous Iranian dissident calls for universal human rights and democracy based on our common humanityAkbar Ganji called by some Iran's most famous dissident was a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps But troubled by the regime's repressive nature he became an investigative journalist in the 1990s writing for Iran's pro democracy newspapers Most notably he traced the murders of dissident intellectuals to Iran's secret service In 2000 Ganji was arrested sentenced to six years in prison and banned from working as a journalist His eighty day hunger strike during his last year in prison mobilized the international human rights community The Road to Democracy in Iran Ganji's first book in English demonstrates his lifelong commitment to human rights and democracy A passionate call for universal human rights and the right to democracy from a Muslim perspective it lays out the goals and means of Iran's democracy movement why women's rights trump some interpretations of Islamic law and how the West can help promote democracy in Iran he strongly opposes US intervention and other Islamic countries Throughout the book Ganji argues consistently for universal rights based on our common humanity and he believes the world's religions support that idea But his arguments never veer into abstraction they are rooted deeply in the realities of life in Islamic countries and offer a clear picture of the possibilities for and obstacles to improving human rights and promoting democracy in the Muslim world Since his release from prison in March 2006 Akbar Ganji has been traveling outside Iran meeting with intellectuals and activists in the international human rights community He is currently living in the United States


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Y<@dwHF1h\?8fQqc=eR MČ̹8@ksB,E .M `Nx%¯𰰹<D r w\a1f7i빩 x\,W" class="avatar avatar-100 photo amp-wp-enforced-sizes" height="100" width="100" layout="intrinsic"> says:

    This small book says so much of value to every one of us Take the little time it takes to read it Akbar GanjiThank you