RFL/RE - Iranian media reported that police have shut down more than 800 clothing stores across the country for selling "unconventional and inappropriate" attire -- believed to mean Western-style outfits and women's clothing that doesn't meet strict Islamic requirements.
Iranhumanrights.org - Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer and former political prisoner, has been summoned to appear at Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court on September 3, 2016, but has not been informed of the charges against her. She will be representing herself in court because three of the five lawyers who had defended her in previous cases were subsequently sought for prosecution, she told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Amnesty - Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the first half of this year, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations and increasingly likening any collective initiative relating to women's rights to criminal activity, Amnesty International said today.
Iranhumanrights.org - Women's rights activists and environmentalists joined forces in the city of Marivan, in Iran's Kurdistan Province, after a local anti-pollution initiative encouraging people to ride bikes or walk instead of using their cars ran aground when security agents objected to women riding bicycles in public.
TIME - In Iran, women are required by law to completely cover their hair in public. This is enforced by "morality police," who fine or jail women who go without a hijab or whose head coverings are deemed inadequate. Women have been protesting the law by posting photos of themselves out in public without a veil on social media. And now, men are openly joining the protest in solidarity with the women in their lives.
themediaexpress - On Friday, July 23rd, Iranian human rights activist and political prisoner Narges Mohammadi released a message from Evin prison detailing her legal experiences, the end of her hunger strike, and her mental state as she suffers from longing for her family.
HRANA News Agency – The physical condition of Maryam Naghash Zargaran is critical on the 22nd day of hunger strike in Evin prison. Although the coroner confirmed the heart disease and sent to the prosecutor but the prosecutor told that the security authorities objected the parole.
HRANA News Agency – Narges Mohammadi, prisoner of conscience, ended her hunger strike on its twentieth day, as she achieved her demand. She had had objected to the lack of access to contact her children and finally had a phone call with her children.
Iranhumanrights.org - Iran's anti-vice squads, also referred to as the morality police, are particularly busy in the hot summer months when Iranian women wear lighter clothes and are less observant of the mandatory hijab. But this year the squads are focusing on a new "threat:" women wearing clothes with large English words on them.
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- Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Narges Mohammadi on Hunger Strike to Maintain Contact with her Chil
- Banned from Stadiums for Being a Woman in Iran
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- UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat
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- IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: 16-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR NARGES MOHAMMADI
- Iranian women cut off their hair and dress as men to avoid morality police
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