Women
Friday August 18, 2017

Iranian Regime Cracking Down on Mal-Veiled Women, Promising Punishments and Judicial Cases

Earlier this week, an Iranian regime prosecutor said that serious punishments would be handed out to women who are not properly veiled. 

The prosecutor of the Mazandaran province in the northern part of the country, Assadollah Ja’fari, said that women are forbidden from unveiling in their car and if they are found to do so their vehicle will be seized and a judicial case would be opened.

Iran: "Fire at Will" Order Targets Women

Remarks made by Iranian regime leader Ali Khamenei that encouraged Basijis and soft-war officers to make independent decisions and take action at their own will, are having heavy consequences, and engendering an atmosphere of fear.

A warning has been issued by the coordination council of the Iranian Ansar-e Hezbollah that they will counter women's presence in sports stadiums with Khamenei's order to "fire at will.” These vigilantes have announced that allowing women into stadiums is against the Islamic law.

Iran: Amnesty International calls on Iranian authorities to immediately release prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International has made a call for immediate action regarding the imprisonment of Maryam Akbari Monfared, a prisoner of conscience who is serving a 15-year sentence at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. She is currently facing reprisals after she filed an official complaint seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre.

Iran: Human Rights Watch call for overturn of stadium restrictions for women

Human Rights Watch have published an article on their website concerning Iran’s right to host a volleyball tournament.  They say that 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”.

Women face further and increasing repression in Iran

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) have reported about several more recent attacks against women in Iran.

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