"Lioness of Iran"–Simin Behbahani

From National Public Radio: The authorities in Iran continue to block the travel of the nation’s most prominent poet. Last week, as she was about to board a flight to Paris, police seized the passport of Simin Behbahani, who is 82 and nearly blind. Behbahani was interrogated all night long and then sent home — without her passport. So far, she has not been charged with any crime. Neither the police nor the Revolutionary Court has asserted any legal basis for taking her passport. ‘We All Thought She Was Untouchable’ Known as the “lioness of Iran,” Simin Behbahani has been…