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Iran announces plan to accommodate female fans in sports facilities

Radiozamaneh -The Iranian Ministry of Sports has reacted to public pressure and announced it has plans to designate a section of stadiums to female spectators.

Administration reports no progress in probe of acid attacks

acid attackRadiozamaneh - The president's adviser on women's affairs announced today that there has been no progress in the investigations regarding acid assaults on women in Isfahan.

Judiciary says Qavami case still ongoing

Ghoncheh-Ghavami-010Radiozamaneh - Iranian Judiciary's first deputy announced on Monday November 10 that a verdict in the case of Ghoncheh Qavami has not yet been issued. Qavami was among the women who were briefly arrested for trying to enter a stadium to watch a volleyball game in July.

Equality for women means progress for all - The fifty eighth session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place in New York at the Headquarters of United Nations from 10-21 March 2014.

Basij forces given go ahead to enforce hijab compliance

dress-codeRadiozamaneh - Iranian Parliament has approved a bill allowing Basij forces to give verbal warnings to people in public regarding their compliance with the Islamic dress code.

r Iran activist Ghoncheh Ghavami 'on hunger strike

Ghoncheh-Ghavami-010BBC - A British-Iranian woman held in Iran after trying to watch a men's volleyball match is on hunger strike for the second time, her family says.

Police official downplays acid attacks in Isfahan

Radiozamaneh - Ahmadreza Radan, the Chief of Police Strategic Studies, says the acid assaults on women in Isfahan have been "blown out of proportion [which allowed] the enemy to take advantage of it."


Rferl - The British government says it is concerned about reports that a British-Iranian woman has been sentenced to one year in prison after trying to attend a volleyball match in Tehran.

In a statement on November 2, the British Foreign Office said there are "concerns about the grounds for this prosecution, due process during the trial," and the treatment of Ghonchech Ghavami while in custody.

The 25-year-old graduate of a law school in London was arrested on June 20 outside of Azadi Stadium, where Iran's national volleyball team was going to play Italy.

She was told in September that she was charged with "propaganda against the regime."

Ghavami already has spent 128 days in detention, including 41 in solitary confinement.

She went on a two-week hunger strike in October to protest her imprisonment.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP

Negar Haeri was beaten in the prison of Shahre Rey

Negar Haeri

HRANA News Agency – Negar Haeri, political prisoner in prison of Shahre Rey (Qarchak, Varamin), was beaten.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Negar Haeri who has been detained since July this year and was transferred to the prison of Shahre Rey (Qarchak, Varamin), on Monday 27th October  was beaten by the ordinary prisoners of this prison.

One of her relatives told HRANA’s reporter: “Ordinary and criminal prisoners of Qarchak prison has beaten Negar Haeri following direct orders by prison officials.”

He explained: “Some ordinary prisoners in prisons in order to get closer to prison guards follow their commends and do whatever they want. Prison Guards also, ask some prisoners who obey their commends to harass Negar instead of doing it themselves.”

It should be mentioned that Negar Haeri is still under temporary detention circumstances in prison.

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