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Report Cites Child Marriage For Girls As Major Problem

According to the study, by the year 2050 there could be some 1.2 billion underage girls forced into child marriage.RFL/RE - A new report using UN statistics estimates there are about 700 million girls around the world who were forced to get married before the age of 18.

Iran: Writer facing imminent imprisonment for story about stoning

Image result for Golrokh Ebrahimi IraeeAmnesty - Iranian authorities must immediately repeal the conviction and sentence of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, a writer and human rights activist who is due to begin serving six years in prison on charges including "insulting Islamic sanctities" through the writing of an unpublished story about the horrific practice of stoning, Amnesty International said today.

Iranian Women Athletes Excluded from Bodybuilding

iran-women-body-buildersRadiozamaneh - Head of Iran's Bodybuilding Federation announced that women bodybuilders and their four male coaches who arranged for them to participate in international competitions have been suspended. The federation adds that it will adhere to the ruling of the court in this matter.

Imprisoned Journalist Denied Knee Operation

afarin-chitsazIranhumanrights.org - Pattern of Denied Medical Care Continues in Iranian Prisons

Imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz urgently needs a knee operation, but the authorities have refused to allow her to be transferred to a hospital, according to her lawyer.

Upholding Narges Mohammadi’s 16-Year Prison Sentence is Indefensible

nargesmohammadi-2Iranhumanrights.org —The upholding of the 16-year prison sentence against human rights defender Narges Mohammadi by Iran's Appeals Court for her peaceful work is cruel and indefensible, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today.

Amnesty calls on Iran to free wife of Fleet man after trial 'travesty'

gethampshire - A human rights organisation is calling on the government to speak out on behalf of a man whose wife has been jailed in Iran in a case it claims has been 'a complete travesty of justice throughout'.

Iranian Women’s Cycling Barred by Law or Sharia?

iran-women-cycle-bike-ride-green-clean-airRadiozamaneh - Tehran police forcefully dispersed a crowd of cyclists who had gathered in Tehran's Laleh park for a weekly gathering of the Tuesdays: No Car Day.

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.

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