Today’s Woman: Ms. Mehrangiz Rasapour, a writer, poet from London.
News & Views: The 20th Arab League Summit ended here yesterday with a renewed call on Iran to end its occupation of the UAE islands of Abu Moussa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs. We will have Professor Nader Entessar, Ph.D, Professor and Chair Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of South Alabama to comment on this story as well. He will also discuss reports from a human rights organization that within the first three months of 2008, 136 Kurds have been killed, imprisoned, or disappeared in Iranian Kurdistan. CIA chief Michael Hayden expressed his personal belief Sunday that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, but also stood by the agency's assessment that the program was suspended in 2003."Personal belief, yes. It's hard for me to explain. This is not court of law stuff," the Central Intelligence Agency director said.
Roundtable: Our guest today is Dr Saman Zia Zarifi of the HRW .We will discuss the latest American and British reports on HR abuses in Iran and also the latest HRW statement on certain abuses in Iran.
Late Edition: Latest news from Iraq and the government’s efforts to reign in the Sadirist militias.
NewsTalk: Our regular Monday discussion of human rights abuses in Iran with contributor Elahe Hicks and Kurdish political activist/blogger Kianoush Sanjari.