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British woman Roya Nobakht could be executed in Iran after insulting Islam on Facebook

evin-prison-women-wardThe Independant - A British woman has been locked up in Iran for five months after posting derogatory comments about the country's government on Facebook and fears she will be executed, her husband has said.

Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Summoned to Intelligence Ministry

nasrin-sotoudehThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A few days after a video was posted on YouTube, showing a short speech by human rights lawyer and former prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh, she was summoned to the Intelligence Ministry while on a family holiday, according to her husband Reza Khandan’s Facebook page. Also according to Khandan’s next status update on Facebook, Sotoudeh decided not to appear at the Intelligence Ministry due to the illegal way in which she was summoned.

Save 26 year old Rayhaneh Jabbari from being hanged in Iran - Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran

Obligatory hejab in Iran leads to increasing use of cosmetics

makeup-young-womenShahrzadnews - Women in Iran are the second biggest spenders on make-up, perfume and skincare products in the Middle East (after Saudi Arabia) and the seventh biggest in the world. The Iranian market alone is worth $2.1 billion per year. According to the latest figures, Iranian women aged 15 to 45 spend an average of $6.25 a month on cosmetics.

Women can play larger role in Iranian economy

woman-iran3Al-Monitor - Structural reforms to facilitate entrepreneurship by Iranian women would be a boost for Iran’s economic growth.

Woman once sentenced to stoning now pardoned

sakineh-ashtianiRadio Zamaneh - Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary of Iran's Judiciary Human Rights Headquarters, announced on Tuesday March 18 that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been pardoned by the judiciary.

New Campaign: Ten Days With Bahareh

bahareh-hedayat2The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A group of women and student activists have launched a campaign for the release of Bahareh Hedayat, a symbol of the student movement who has been serving a near-10-year prison sentence at Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward.

Iranian activists say celebrating Women's Day is 'not enough'

womens-rights-equalityAl-Monitor - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed women to his cabinet, but his administration must do a lot more to address discrimination against women in Iran.

Tehran authorities withdraw permits for Women’s Day events

womens-dayRadio Zamaneh - International Women’s Day events in Tehran were cancelled on March 8 after authorities withdrew the permit.

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