A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

World / Social Issues Oct 24, 2020

A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

by Farnaz Fassihi

Three years into the global #MeToo movement, women who say they have been sexually assaulted are improbably going public in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The movement’s reach inside Iran gained momentum in late August after allegations aired on Iranian social media against more than ...

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2020

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

The funeral service for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people. Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweight figure in ...