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Iran’s Prosecutor General Tries to Link Imprisoned Rights Activist With “Evil Triangle” of Nuclear Deal - 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 - Intelligence Ministry Blocks Release of Maryam Akbari-Monfared


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:

In Unprecedented Public Plea MPs Call on Judiciary to Reverse Narges Mohammadi’s Prison Sentence - Fifteen Iranian members of Parliament have called on the Judiciary to reverse the 10-year prison sentence of prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, marking the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979 that lawmakers publicly defended a person convicted of anti-state activities.

A political prisoner is challenging Iranian state impunity while serving a 15 year sentence

Maryam Akbari Monfared Radiozamaneh - Maryam Akbari Monfared is a political prisoner in Iran serving a 15 year sentence and is now taking the state judiciary to court for the unlawful execution of four of her siblings and the imprisonment of her mother, all of whom were political prisoners in the 1980s in Iran.

Prominent Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Rejects Prison Sentence in Stinging Open Letter - In an open letter from Evin Prison prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has strongly rejected the Appeals Court's decision upholding her harsh prison sentence, describing it as a "tyrannical" way to silence her activism.

Iran: Overturn Stadium Restrictions for Women

PayvandNews- The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) should cease awarding Iran the right to host FIVB international tournaments until the country ensures that female spectators can freely attend volleyball matches in the country, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Ary Graca, the sports federation's leader. Graca was re-elected as the FIVB's president at the sports federation's 35th World Congress this week in Buenos Aires.

Iran: 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman faces imminent execution after grossly unfair trial

Iran: 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman faces imminent execution after grossly unfair trial Amnesty - The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman who was arrested when she was just 17-years-old and convicted of the murder of her husband after a grossly unfair trial, Amnesty International said today.
She is due to be executed by hanging as soon as 13 October.

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.

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