Our Times is thrilled to welcome Kaveh Taheri, from Shiraz, Iran, as our Middle East correspondent! Kaveh is a journalist, human rights activist and former political prisoner in Iran who has worked exclusively on human rights violations in Middle East, Iran and has attempted to improve living conditions for refugees awaiting resettlement in Turkey.
Originally from Shiraz, Iran, Kaveh was imprisoned in Iran for 10 months for his political writings and statements on his websites and blogs about life in that country. Once out of prison, and fearing for his life, he fled the Iran via Turkey where he now lives as a political refugee.
Kaveh started his professional writings and virtual activities at the beginning of the 2009 uprising in Iran, in which protesters demanded the removal of President Ahmadinejad because of clear vote rigging. He was the CEO of Keyhanenovin News before his arrest.
Through his writing about capital punishment, Kaveh eventually gained the attention of Noam Chomsky was interested his work. He has also helped shed light on the living conditions of refugees, especially Syrians, who have been resettling in Turkey. Kaveh has written numerous articles about women rights violations, laborer rights abuses, children labors, and social disasters in Iran.
Kaveh writes for a variety of publications and is the Middle East Bureau Chief for The Oslo Times International News Network. He has consulted a number of organizations and media in the field of Human Rights and political issues as a prominent expert and consultant of the Middle East region.
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