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Disqualification of Elected Female Reformist MP Sparks Heated Debate in Iran

minoo-khaleghi-disqualified-2Iranhumanrights.org - Two weeks have passed since Minoo Khaleghi's election to Parliament in Iran's recent elections was nullified without an explanation by the Guardian Council, the body charged with vetting candidates.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: NARGES MOHAMMADI’S TRIAL DATE SET FOR 20 APRIL

 

Image result for narges mohammadiAmnesty - Iranian human rights defender and prisoner of conscience, Narges Mohammadi, has been informed that her court hearing is scheduled on 20 April. She has not been allowed to make any contact with her children for over eight months. She remains critically ill.

Election Office challenges Guardian Council over disqualification

Minoo KhaleghiRadiozamaneh - Mohammad Hossein Moghimi, the head of the Election Office, says it is in a legal dispute with the Guardian Council over the disqualification of Minoo Khaleghi, an Isfahan parliamentary candidate who won the third-highest number of votes in the February 26 election.

The List of the Political Prisoners in Women’s Ward in Evin Prison

Atena DaemiHRANA News Agency – In the women's ward of Evin prison where many prisoners are mothers, the authorities still do not provide phone calls for prisoners, prison visits are limited and there are many environmental problems in this place. This report gives a general overview of the conditions and the names of 25 women political prisoners.

Disqualified candidate casts shadow over women’s political progress

Minoo KhaleghiRadiozamaneh - The Isfahan governor has confirmed the disqualification of Minoo Khaleghi, the third candidate elected from Isfahan in the parliamentary election of February 26. He also reported that the candidate has filed an appeal of the decision.

Bahareh Hedayat’s Family’s Complaint Being Proceeded in Disciplinary Court of Judges

Bahareh HedayatHRANA News Agency – The complaint of Bahareh Hedayat’s family against illegal detention and judicial violations, is being handled at the Disciplinary Court of Judges. The illegal imprisoning after the verdict of freedom, lack of integration of crimes, failure to apply the 134th article of the punishment law accurately and timely are the part of infractions of the judiciary in the case of  this political prisoner.

Mass Child Marriage Ceremony in Iran Denied by Local Officials

child-marriage-2Iranhumanrights.org - Fifty high school students were married in a mass ceremony in the Iranian city of Parsian, according to local news reports. But city officials have been downplaying the event and distancing themselves from the idea of encouraging child marriage.

Daughters report ill health of Zahra Rahnavard under house arrest

Zahra RahnvardRadiozamaneh - Kokab, Zahra and Nargess Mousavi, the daughters of MirHosein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, the two opposition leaders who have been under house arrest since 2011, say their mother’s general health has been in serious decline.

 

Female Political Prisoners in Iran

Iranian.com - There are hundreds of women who have been imprisoned, tortured, raped and some executed during the last 37 years but these pressures have not
stopped their fight for equal rights. There are tens of women political prisoners who are currently kept in prison; some of them along with
their young children, but their names or stories have not been heard. Why?

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