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Iran is world’s leading jailer of female journalists and netizens

arrests2Reporters Without Borders - Ten women who work in the media are currently behind bars in the Islamic Republic

Kurdish Women Should Not Marry Foreigners


kurd-womenRoozonline - More Restrictions on Immigrants

Medical negligence over Zainab Jalalian’s Kidney problem

zeynab-jalalianHRANA News Agency – Despite Kidney failure, Zainab Jalalian – a Kurdish Political Activist held in Kermanshash Prison – has not received medical treatment and prison authorities fail to attend to her medical needs.

Journalist jailed for sending letters to father in prison

sajedeh arabsorkhiRadio Zamaneh - Sajedeh Arabsorkhi, an Iranian activist and journalist, has been transferred to Evin Prison to serve out a one-year prison sentence. According to the Kaleme website, she is accused of propaganda against the regime for writing letters to her father, Feizollah Arabsorkhi, a political prisoner at the time.

Latest Statistics Reveal: Marriage of 31,000 Underage Girls in 9 Months

child-marriage2Roozonline - Over five percent of women who got married in the first nine months of 1392 (i.e., between March and December of 2013) were less than 15 years of age. According to the most recent figures published by the government’s National Organization for Civil Registration (Sazemane Sabte Ahvale Iran) 31,000 young girls under the age of 15 were married during this period. The figures also show that the largest registered married group for this period was for men in the 20 - 24 year age bracket and for women in the 15 – 19 year age group whose total number of marriages stood at 98,983.

Political Prisoner, Lawyer Negar Haeeri Incarcerated In Gharchak Prison Under Deplorable Conditions

negar-haeriPersianbanoo - Negar Haeeri, daughter of imprisoned political prisoner Mashallah Haeeri, is imprisoned in Gharchak Prison under harsh and deplorable conditions.

Arrest warrant reissued for journalist Azarpeyk

saba-azarpeyk2Radio Zamaneh - The lawyer for detained Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeyk reports that the judiciary has renewed the temporary arrest warrant for his client.

Iranian Official Dressed Down Over Revealing Women’s Leggings

dress-code-leggingsRFE/RL - Skin-tight leggings popular among Iranian women have sparked an uproar in the Islamic republic's parliament, where the interior minister was dressed down over the female population's fashion choices.

Iranian child bride faces execution for killing the man she was forced to marry

child-marriageThe Guardian - Iran's judiciary urged to halt Razieh Ebrahimi's execution as international law prohibits execution for crimes by juveniles

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