Radiozamaneh -The Rohani administration has reacted to the announcement that the police department plans to deploy secret police to monitor the public's social behaviour. On his trip to Semnan, when asked about the 7,000 undercover morality police personnel being deployed, he said the executive branch was not involved in implementing the plan.
Radiozamaneh - Iran's interior minister has written to the head of the country's three branches of government to say the Guardian Council's cancellation of the votes obtained by parliamentary candidate Minoo Khaleghi's is "an error" that needs to be examined by Parliament.
Iranhumanrights.org - The trial of human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, postponed four times since its original date of May 3, 2015, finally began on April 20, 2016 at Branch 15 of Tehran's Revolutionary Court.
HRANA News Agency – The case of Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner of women’s ward of Evin prison, is being processed in the Supreme Court.
Al-monitor - The announcement of a 7,000-strong undercover morality police force in Tehran has been met with wide domestic criticism. Tehran's police chief, Hossein Sajedinia, defended the decision and attempted to downplay fears that the force would focus on reporting poorly veiled women.
Amnesty - Iranian painter and prisoner of conscience Atena Farghadani remains in prison pending the outcome of her appeal against a 12 years and nine months prison sentence. The authorities have now confirmed that they subjected her to virginity and pregnancy tests.
VOA —Iran's president criticized the use of thousands of undercover morality police in Tehran to report on young women who are not wearing a full Islamic hijab or those who play loud music in their cars.
- Former broadcaster files harassment complaint against producer
- Nahid Gorji Went to Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad
- Amnesty International Called for Immediate Release of Narges Mohammadi
- Atena Farghadani, Imprisoned in an Undecided Situation
- Police use cameras to enforce Islamic codes in Tehran cafés, parks
- Disqualification of Elected Female Reformist MP Sparks Heated Debate in Iran
- IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: NARGES MOHAMMADI’S TRIAL DATE SET FOR 20 APRIL
- Election Office challenges Guardian Council over disqualification
- The List of the Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward in Evin Prison
- Disqualified candidate casts shadow over women’s political progress
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