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Iranian Police Shut Down 800 Stores Selling 'Inappropriate' Clothing

Image result for iran dress policeRFL/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.

Nasrin Sotoudeh: “Hardliners are trying to open a new case against me”

Nasrin-Sotoudeh-1 (1)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.

Iran: Women’s rights activists treated as ‘enemies of the state’ in renewed crackdown

Image result for iranian woman activistAmnesty - 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.

Anti-Pollution Initiative Stymied by Ban on Women Riding Bicycles in Public

zimg_002_23Iranhumanrights.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.

Men in Iran Are Wearing Hijabs in Solidarity With Women

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.

Political prisoner Narges Mohammadi details legal troubles, mental anguish in letter from prison

Narges-Mohammadithemediaexpress - 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.

Maryam Naghash Zargaran on the 22nd Day of Hunger Strike

Maryam Naghash ZargaranHRANA 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.

Narges Mohammadi Ended Her Hunger Strike after Achieving Her Demand

Narges MohammadiHRANA 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.

Iran’s Conservatives Lash Out at New Female Fashion Trends

women-dress-codeIranhumanrights.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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