Today’s Womanfeatures a pre-recorded interview with human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi who condemns persecution of the Bahais. The following segment included an interview with Mr. Mohsen Namjoo, musician and vocalist based in Austria. The last segment discussed the status of Bahai people in Iran with guest Mr. Farhad Sabetan, spokesperson for Bahai International Community.
News and Viewscontinues its reporting that a top U.N. nuclear watchdog official arrived in Iran on Thursday for talks on cooperation with the IAEA. Olli Heinonen, the IAEA's deputy director, would hold talks in Tehran on Thursday and Friday.
NaV will have interviews from inside Iran regarding Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi denying a state media report that her daughter had converted from Islam to the outlawed Bahai faith and suggested it was prompted by her legal defence work. Ebadi told the reformist Kargozaran newspaper that she believed the allegation against her daughter had to do with her decision to defend seven Bahais arrested on charges of having contact with Iran's arch foe Israel.
Corruption Series continues -- Thursday's report is in two parts. The first deals with a judiciary official's illegal importation of cars. Part 2 deals with the controversy over the expansion of the Kandovan Tunnel.
Roundtablehosts Lawyer Ms. Mahnaz Afkhami, in the Washington Studio to discuss the role of Women in Iran: Pre 1979 Revolution.
Late Editionwill report on President Bush’s trip to China, and the discussion of human rights in that country. We will have an in-studio guest to talk about Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a review of the new film “Pineapple Express,” and a report on Japan “Eco” cars.
Newstalkfeatures its PNN journalist’s news round-up. Topics include Al Qaeda suspects escape from Iraq to Iran, European reactions to executions in Iran, and Iran talks with the IAEA.