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Female Former Council Member Advocates For Women Candidates in Iran’s Local Elections

CHRI - Political parties and factions in Iran should promote more women candidates in the country's local council elections to improve gender equality, Sedigheh Vasmaghi, a former Tehran city council member, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

“Be My Daughter’s Voice,” Pleads Mother of Hunger-Striking Activist Serving Seven Years

CHRI - Imprisoned human rights activist Atena Daemi has been stricken with a kidney infection nine days after going on hunger strike to protest a new sentence issued against her and her sisters following a complaint by the Revolutionary Guards.

Political Prisoner Narges Mohammadi Offered Furlough in Exchange for Silence

Iranhumanrights.org - Mohammadi: Imprisonment Makes Me More "Determined"

Imprisoned human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has been offered temporary release if she promises to be silent about her unjust sentence, her husband told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

Men and Women Required to Run Separately in Tehran’s First International Marathon

Iranhumanrights.org - Despite interest expressed by foreign female runners, participants in Tehran's first international marathon will be required to run separately based on their sex.

IRAN: IMPRISONED IRANIAN JOURNALIST ON HUNGER STRIKE: HENGAMEH SHAHIDI

 

IRAN:Amnesty - Iranian journalist Hengameh Shahidi is in a critical condition in Tehran’s Evin prison. She has been on hunger strike for 29 days in protest at her arrest on 9 March. She has a heart condition and is refusing her medication. She is being held in solitary confinement and has been denied access to a lawyer.

Hengameh Shahidi a step from death

Hengameh Shahidi a step from deathIOPHR - Hengameh Shahidi, the journalist, women's rights activist and the advisor on Women's Affairs to Sheikh Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Karroubi, on 10th March, was illegally arrested and imprisoned in Evin Prison. Ms Shahidi who is on her 24th day of hunger strike is currently in a very critical condition, and in her last contact with her family on 1st April asked her family to forgive her for any hurt she might have caused and to consider her last words to them as her will and last testament.

Iran Morality Police Tell Women to Wear Islamic Veil in Christian Church

heatst - Members of Iran's morality police are pressuring women into wearing the veil inside Christian places of worship.

Iranian women players snookered for 'un-Islamic' acts

 

Iranian women players snookered for 'un-Islamic' actstimesofindia - Iran has banned some of its women players from billiard sports competitions for a year for violating the Islamic codes of conduct at a tournament in China, sporting authorities announced.

Political Activist and Former Reformist MP to be Tried on New and Undeclared Charges

Iranhumanrights.org - Outspoken political activist and former reformist member of Parliament Faezeh Hashemi will face a new trial in April 2017 on undeclared charges, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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