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Friday June 23, 2017

Cleric Calls to Ban Showing Women Sports Pictures in Iran Media

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A cleric in Iran announced Friday that broadcasting women pictures engaged in sports activity is forbidden by Islamic laws. 

Namazi, who was conducting the Friday sermon in the city of Kashan emphasized that women should only attend their homes.   He asked members of the mullahs’ parliament to “set occupational priorities for women and send them back to their main job (housekeeping).” 

He complained about some state-run television stations broadcasting women participating in shooting sports while all filming crew and bystanders were men.  He emphasized that “women sports event should not be televised at all.”

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Iran – Woman Journalist, Hengameh Shahidi Freed from Prison

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Stop Fundamentalism – Iranian woman journalist, Hengameh Shahidi, who spent the past 121 days in the notorious Evin prison, has been released, says HRA News Agency.

Hengameh ShahidiShahidi was arrested after the recent presidential elections in Iran which caused an outbreak of demonstrations and social dissent against the Iranian regime. 

Shahidi spent 50 days in solitary during her captivity.  She was on her sixth day of hunger strike when released.

Hengameh Shahidi, is a member of Etemad-Meli Party, headed by Iran’s former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karrubi.

Shahidi was subject to intense torture and abuse during her arrest.

Iran - Women Political Prisoner Moved to Evin Prison

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Stop Fundamentalism – A woman political prisoner by the name of Shireen Alam-Houie, 28 stays in ward 209 of notorious Evin prison in Iran, reports Hrana News Agency.

 

Ward 209 in Evin is known to hold political prisoners.

 

According to reports Shireen, an Iranian political activist from Kurdistan, is charged with membership in a Kurdish party.  She has been in prison since May 2008 and has been denied to have access to proper defense.  It is feared that she is in danger of receiving the death penalty.

 

Iran Press news has reported that seven other political prisoners have received the death penalty in southern city of Ahwas.

Iran - Imprisoned Woman Journalist on Indefinite Hunger Strike

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Stop Fundamentalism – Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian woman Journalist and a member of Etemad-Meli Party, headed by Iran’s former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karrubi, has started a hunger strike in the Iranian notorious Evin prison, Iranian news sources say.Iranian Journalist, Hengameh Shahidi

Shahidi who has been detained for the past four months, started her hunger strike after she was transferred to the public ward of the prison.  She intends to continue her strike until she is freed.

Shahidi has been subject to intense torture and abuse in prison since her arrest.

 

Shahidi who is a reputable journalist was arrested after the unrest erupted following June elections in Iran.

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Woman Political Prisoner in Danger of Execution

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Stop Fundamentalism – A Woman by the name of Zeinab Jalalian has been reportedly condemned to execution in the Iranian Kurdish city of Kermanshah. 

Iran Plitical PrisonersAccording to Kurdistan Human Rights Watch News Agency, Zeinab has been in solitary prison for two years for her political activities and connections with Kurdish parties.  The news agency also notes that she is currently ill.

Zeinab’s execution would be the first woman’s political execution in recent years in western province of Kurdistan.

A rise in the number of political exactions in Iran is feared to be in the horizon in the aftermath of the recent election protests in Tehran and other cities of Iran.

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