“Last week marked the 1000th day under strict house arrest for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, as well as Mousavi’s wife — the artist, academic, and activist Zahra Rahnavard.

“Should you care? Yes. Here’s why.”

“Mousavi, Karroubi, and Rahnavard still represent that notion which cannot be forgotten: in 2009, millions of Iranians went on the streets, saying that it is enough to have a little bit of reform — this has to be a genuine movement for change.

“And there are those in the regime, including the Supreme Leader, who are still scared of that.”