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Saturday August 19, 2017

Men join the fight against compulsory veiling in Iran - IBTimes

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Men in Iran have been taking pictures of themselves wearing hijabs in solidarity with women in the Islamic republic who are forced to cover their hair, reports Harriet Sinclair of the International Business Times.

In a campaign organised by My Stealthy Freedom, which documents women without veils in protest against the compulsory hijab, men have been pictured covering their hair in support, following a recent crackdown on 'improperly dressed' women' by the country's morality police, IBTimes UK reported on Thursday.

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Iran: Women banned from cycling in public

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Harriet Sinclair has written an article in the International Business Times about the recent news that a group of women in Iran have been arrested “for the crime of riding a bike in a public place”. She also said that the women have been forced to sign a pledge in which they promise not to cycle in public again.

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Political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared denied medical treatment

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There has been a continuing deterioration in the treatment of political prisoners in Iran since the time that Hassan Rouhani became president of the mullahs’ regime. This includes denying political prisoners the right to proper medical treatment when needed.

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Leading Cleric says “Immorality among Iranian women has caused a river to dry up”.

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A misogynistic Iranian cleric has announced that immoral behaviour in women is destroying the environment.

This immodest behaviour, including ‘improper veiling’ has reportedly caused a major Iranian river to dry up.

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Woman sentenced to stoning, lashing and prison in Iran

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 A woman has been sentenced to stoning, lashing, and 25 years imprisonment in northern Iran, local state media reported, in the run-up to International Human Rights Day.

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