In an online article out today in Reason Online, the writer reminiscences on a visit to Iran in December 2005:
Over lunch, some female Baha'i relatives, poor and dignified, tell me about arrests and tortures, about how the government built over their cemetery, how their children are not allowed to attend the university, and how their property was confiscated. (One piece of grabbed land was turned, in that nasty, rub-your-nose-in-it habit of the Islamic Republic, into a police station.) During goodbyes, they kiss and hug me in public, illegality of unmarried male-female contact be damned.
"Brotherly Hug," uploaded on flickr by Mona Yazzie on 24 Sep 09, 11.06AM PDT.