A move towards something
Some time ago I mentioned the incarceration of Haleh Esfandiarin by Iran. The Iranian government has now released Haleh from the notorious Evin prison. There's still a trial, but this is an important moment.
Esfandiarin cannot yet leave Iran (she has dual American and Iranian citizenship -- a necessity for Iranian-Americans who have family still in Iran). Her 93 (plus) year old mother has put up her own household deed to make the bond.
If you're interested in what scholars are doing about this and have to say about this, check out Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.