The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
TEHRAN, Iran — Ahead of the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, the country’s government is allowing more criticism to bubble up to the surface. Analysts say that may serve as a relief valve in this nation of 80 million people, which already has seen widespread, leaderless protests rock the country at the start of the year. But limits still clearly exist in Iran’s Shiite theocracy and the frustration people feel may not be satiated by complaining alone. By Jon Gambrell. 1,000 words, photos, video.