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Iran Arrests Eight Over Internet Posts Of Women Without Hijabs

Image result for iran women rightsRFL/RE - Iran has arrested eight people in a crack down against Internet posts showing female models who are not covering their heads with an obligatory hijab.

Young woman resorts to disguise in attempt to cheer football team

Azadi-StadiumRadiozamaneh - Iranian women were excluded once again from entering a sports stadium to watch their favourite team compete in Iran's Premier Football League.

Women barred from provincial stages as classical concert tours

shahrhafnaz01Radiozamaneh - The third leg of Shahram and Hafez Nazeri's Persian classical music concert tour is set to kick off in Isfahan on May 19 and 20, and the group's female musicians have been banned from appearing on stage.

Female Journalist, Sentenced to Ten Years, Beaten in Iran Prison

afarin-chitsazIranhumanrights.org - Mother of Afarin Chitsaz's Describes Brutality Aimed at Forcing a "Confession"

The mother of imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz will make a judicial complaint to protest the beating of her daughter in prison. Maryam Azadpour, who recently broken her silence on Chitsaz's case, described her daughter's ordeal in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Rohani reacts to prospect of undercover morality police

Morlaity policeRadiozamaneh -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.

Minister intervenes in plot to block winning Isfahan candidate

Minoo KhaleghiRadiozamaneh - 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.

Prominent Human Rights Defender Narges Mohammadi Goes on Trial Behind Closed Doors

Narges-Mohammadi1-1Iranhumanrights.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.

Public demand cited as reason for undercover morality policing

Morlaity police

Radiozamaneh - Hossein Sajedinia said on Wednesday April 20 that the public expects the police to act against “harassment in the streets” and “inappropriate behaviour and hazardous traffic acts”.

Maryam Akbari Monfared’s Case in the Supreme Court

Maryam Akbari-MonfaredHRANA News Agency – The case of Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner of women’s ward of Evin prison, is being processed in the Supreme Court.

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