Haleh Esfandiari, Iranian dissident and academic, has had first-hand
experience of just how brutal Iran’s regime can be.
At 67 years
of age she was held for four months at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison,
accused of trying to topple the Islamic establishment.
year’s disputed elections, she believes that President Ahmedinajad’s
government has become paranoid but that there is no real leadership
among the opposition.
Jonathan Charles asked Haleh Esfandiari if
the seeds have been planted for a home grown velvet revolution in Iran.