Iran for dummies: Q&A with Iranian-Toronto activist

Iran is in turmoil.

Reports say at least 21 are dead and 1,000 others have been arrested in uprisings all over the country; we turned to Iranian-Canadian activist Keyvan Soltany for insight on the situation there. Soltany, an engineer who has been in Canada since 1990, was born in Kermanshah Province. He left his country in 1978 to study in India after political unrest shut down Iranian universities.

An outspoken advocate of refugee and human rights, Soltany lives and works in Toronto.

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