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Iranian women demand inclusion in Rouhani's cabinet

Iranian women demand inclusion in Rouhani's cabinetAl-monitor - The resignations of three cabinet ministers in October had raised hope among many women's rights activists in Iran that President Hassan Rouhani would nominate at least one woman to one of the vacant positions. While Rouhani pledged to incorporate more women into his government during his 2013 presidential campaign, he has yet to fulfill this promise.

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal Arrest

Imprisoned Human Rights Activist to Sue IRGC Agents for Violent and Illegal ArrestIranhumanrights.org - Atena Daemi Taken to Evin Prison's Women's Ward To Begin Seven-Year Sentence
Human rights activist Atena Daemi, 29, was taken into custody from her home in Tehran by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on November 26 and transferred to Evin Prison to begin a seven-year prison sentence.

Supreme Court to Review Case of Ailing Political Prisoner

untitled-12-1Iranhumanrights.org - Iran's Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of political prisoner Rayhaneh Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, who became eligible for early release after serving half of her 15-year prison sentence, her mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Childhood's End: Forced Into Marriage At Age 10 In Iran

RFL/RE - At first, it sounds like a charming love story: Playmates who grow up side by side in an Iranian village go on to get married.

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Political Prisoner’s 10-Year Prison Sentence

sadighe-moradiIranhumanrights.org - The Supreme Court of Iran has agreed to review the 10-year prison sentence of Sedigheh Moradi, who was imprisoned in 2011 for being an alleged sympathizer of the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO or MEK), a banned Marxist-Islamist opposition group. Her husband told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he hoped an amendment in the new Islamic Penal Code could lead to her freedom.

Iran: Prisoner denied treatment for filing a complaint: Maryam Akbari Monfared

AmnestyAmnesty - Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Tehran's Evin Prison, is being denied access to medical treatment. She is facing reprisals after filing a formal complaint that seeks an official investigation into the mass killings of political prisoners, including her siblings, in the summer of 1988.

Iran’s Prosecutor General Tries to Link Imprisoned Rights Activist With “Evil Triangle” of Nuclear Deal

nargessmohammadiIranhumanrights.org - Narges Mohammadi: "I will not allow an assault on my human dignity, and I will not stay silent."

Following an unprecedented public plea by Iranian Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Judiciary to show her "Islamic mercy," Iran's prosecutor general has claimed that imprisoned prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi is part of a foreign plot designed to undermine the Islamic Republic.

Political Prisoner Remains Jailed Two Years After Family Posts $362,000 Bail Amount

maryam-akbari-monfaredIranhumanrights.org - Intelligence Ministry Blocks Release of Maryam Akbari-Monfared

45 WEIRD BANS ON WOMEN IN IRAN

frontpagemag - Under Iran's Islamic laws, women are prohibited from performing basic day-to-day activities. I had firsthand experience of witnessing many of these strange and bizarre bans while living in Iran and other Muslim countries. Millions of women, including my relatives in Iran and Syria, continue to face these injustices. Some of the following rules, which are derived from Iran's Islamic constitution and moral police codes, were recently reported on by Deutsche Welle Farsi. They exist in may other Islamic countries as well:

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