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Artist Goes on Hunger Strike to Protest Prison Staff Verbal Abuse

Atena Farghadani, Artist and Civil Activist - The artist and civil activist Atena Farghadani, behind bars since January 10, 2015, went on a hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest continuous verbal abuse by prison staff, and she required urgent medical care when her blood pressure dropped, her mother Eshrat Ardestani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Faezeh Hashemi: Discriminatory Laws Against Women Must Change

Roozonline - The inability of Niloofar Ardalan, an awarded woman athlete, to travel to watch Iran's soccer team in the currently-going-on Asian soccer games (known as the AFC Asian Cup) has once again brought forth the discriminatory laws against women in Iran. Married women in Iran are required to provide the written consent of their husband when boing abroad.

Imprisoned Activist’s Medical Condition Worsens as Trial Date is Set - Narges Mohammadi Remains in Prison despite Doctors' Request for Hospitalization. Imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, who is in need of urgent medical care, will be put on trial on October 7, 2015, to face new charges, according to her husband, Taghi Rahmani.

Woman Ex-prisoner Speaks Out About Evin Prison

Roozonline - On July 22 Neda Mostaghimi was finally released from Evin Prison after the end of her 3-year prison sentence because of an amnesty granted by Iran's leader on the occasion of Eid Ghadeer ceremony (the day Shia Muslims believe Islamic prophet Mohammad appointed Ali, cousin and son-in-law as his successor). But her release from prison does not give her all her social rights.

Iranian women fined £170 for not wearing Muslim headscarves 'properly'

Women in hijab walking in a square outside a mosque in Tehran, IranTelegrpah - Women must wear the loose hijab, which covers the hair and neck, but no details were given about what made their headscarves 'improper'

How the hijab has made sexual harassment worse in Iran

Some women ride in a car even for short distances to protect themselves from harassment.Guardian - Every day I take a stroll on my way to work. From Tehran's bustling Vanak Square, buzzing with traffic and commuters, to Jordan Street, a popular two-way avenue parallel to Valiasr, Tehran's main artery. This is the heart of north Tehran, where cabs leave at every hour of the day and night. Adjacent to Jordan is Gandhi Street, boasting brand new shopping malls and western-style cafes.

Iranian Female Soccer Star Faces Husband-Imposed Travel Ban

NiloufarRFL/RE - It's a man's world for Niloufar Ardalan, one of Iran's best female soccer players and known as Lady Goal for her on-field exploits in international women's Islamic tournaments.

Ardalan says she will not be able to compete in an upcoming tournament in Malaysia because her husband has refused to grant her permission to travel abroad as required by Islamic laws enforced in Iran.

The woman given 12 years in jail for humiliating Iran's most powerful men on YouTube

Telegraph - Atena Farghadani, 29, was first jailed for her satirical cartoons about Iranian MPs. Now she's serving a 12 year sentence for daring to expose the reality of life in Iran's prisons.

‘Bad hijab’ can cost women drivers their car - Women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded if they are caught without wearing a proper headscarf under new orders from local police.

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