Human rights activist and bard Hashem Shaabani, who was a vocal critic of “the treatment of ethnic Arabs in the province of Khuzestan,” was executed in Iran in late January after almost three years in prison, where he was reportedly tortured.
The new leader of Iran has a history of procuring arms for his country; Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly makes a living from providing viewers with hoards of inaccurate information about the economy; meanwhile, the 1 percent’s income continues to rise. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The Middle Eastern country’s new leader, Hasan Rowhani, has named law professor Elham Aminzadeh to the influential position of vice president of legal affairs. Aminzadeh earned a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Glasgow and has served in the Iranian parliament.