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Iran: women activists forced to make filmed ‘confessions’ over veiling laws

Iran: women activists forced to make filmed ‘confessions’ over veiling laws

  Source: Amnesty International UK At least six cases since April, including one where state broadcaster forcibly filmed detained mother and daughter Tactics come in response to popular ‘White Wednesdays’ movement against discriminatory veiling...

The cries of Iranian women and my little sister Farah

By Noor Pahlavi Source: AlArabiya   Public floggings, economic disempowerment, social stigmatization: These are daily reminders to the women of my country, Iran, that in the eyes of their government they are lesser. Every...

Cases of Child Marriage On The Rise In Iran

ITALY — A young actress plays the role of Giorgia, 10, forced to marry Paolo, 47, during a happening organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage, on October 27, 2016 in Rome. Source:...

Iran: Release women’s rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling

Source: Amnesty International     Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women’s rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran’s degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws, and release those detained on this basis immediately...

Boxing: Khadem to break a barrier for Iranian women

By Julien Pretot Source: Reuters   ROYAN, France – Two years after a clandestine impromptu training session on the hills of Tehran, Sadaf Khadem will become the first Iranian woman to contest an official...

IRAN IS SENTENCING CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS TO DEATH

 Source: Amnesty International Before they even reach adulthood, Iran is ending their lives. There are scores of young offenders on death row in Iran, and the authorities are continuing to sentence them to death. Girls...

ULTRACONSERVATIVE AYATOLLAH RAISES ALARM OVER ‘DANGER’ TO HIJAB

Source: RadioFarda Ahmad Alamolhoda, the ultraconservative Friday Prayer leader of Mashhad in northeastern Iran, says some people are trying to undermine the importance of compulsory hijab, the head to toe cover for women. Speaking during...

IRAN STILL A LEADING EXECUTIONER OF MINORS, REPORT SAYS

By RICK GLADSTONEJAN. 25, 2016 Iran is one of the leading executioners of juvenile offenders, despite its improved legal protections for children and a pledge more than two decades ago to end the death penalty for...