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In Iran, woman beats up cleric over modesty laws


Jessica Phelan | Sep 20, 2012

Uninvited wardrobe advice is never a good idea. Unfortunately for Iranians, though, it's pretty much a given, since the Islamic Republic has strict dress codes on everything from jeans to high heels and necklaces to haircuts. Women have it worst: they are obliged by law to cover their body and hair in public, and risk a public reprimanding by morality police if they're judged to be immodestly dressed.
Recently, one Iranian woman got fed up of being told what to wear. Really, really fed up.
According to a report by the semi-official Mehr News Agency, the unnamed woman beat a cleric so badly that he needed hospital treatment after he told her to cover up.

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Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand: Hungerstreik aus Sorge um Sohn

Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand: Hungerstreik aus Sorge um Sohn

Wie seine Ehefrau Parinaz Hosseini gegenüber Radio Zamaaneh mitteilte, sei ihr Mann in den Hungerstreik getreten, weil er seinen schwerkranken Sohn nicht sehen darf.

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The aversion of Iranian youth to Islam has caused Christianity to spread

The aversion of Iranian youth to Islam has caused Christianity to spread

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 10:01

Iranian people watching Christian television programs or accessing Christian websites, in addition to the number of contacts that people, especially from religious cities of Iran, make with Christian media, shows nothing but growth in the interest of Iranian people in converting to Christianity .

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Most Iranian runaway girls at the Islamic law now between 14 and 16


Wednesday 07 December 2011

Most Iranian runaway girls at the Islamic law now between 14 and 16
Shahrzad News
More than 58.9% of runaway girls say the main reason they left home was the generation gap between them and their parents, while 16% said they did so after beginning clandestine relationships
Shahrzadnews:To the alarm of Iran’s social work agencies, most runaway girls are now in the 14 to 16 age group. Furthermore, it has been estimated that the number of girls leaving home for the major cities has increased by up to 20% a year in recent times. According to the Fararu news website, sociologist Dr. Mehdi Zayir blames the increase on high levels of divorce, poverty, unemployment and domestic violence .

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Iran: No skiing unless with a male guardian

Thursday 10 November 2011

Iran: No skiing unless with a male guardian

The Washington Post — The first snow of the season fell in Tehran this week, but female ski bums planning to carve fresh lines at one of the three resorts in the Alborz mountain range will be able to hit the slopes only if they are accompanied by a male guardian.

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Core of Problem

Core of Problem

Friday, 30 September 2011 17:30
By Jahanshah Rashidian, 9.29.2011

The vicious character of the Islamic regime toward Iran and Iranians is in fact an obvious matter of Islamic credo itself. This fact is so obvious that even many Muslims feel themselves ashamed and embarrassed to directly support their once beloved Islamic regime .

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Invisible Iranians

by: Roya Boroumand
sep 2011/30/09
Categorized as News

Some days I yearn for the time when there was no Internet and information about tragic events was hard to verify and slow to reach us. We were disheartened for sure and truly powerless, but today, being well informed does not necessarily empower us .

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Political Islam; Everywhere on the rise

Thursday 08 December 2011

Political Islam; Everywhere on the rise

REVOLUTION sweeps away a hated tyrant, unleashing a joyous jumble of hopes. Amid the cacophony a faint but steady drumbeat grows louder. Soon the whole country marches to this rhythm. Those who fall out of step find themselves shunted aside or trampled underfoot, sacrificed to the triumph of an idea that many exalt as noble but no one can define .

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Children watching public executions in Iran

Thursday 13 October 2011

Children watching public executions in Iran

Iran Human Rights: Following today’s public execution of four young men in Khomeini shahr, the state run Fars news agencypublished more than 20 pictures showing the hangings and the spectators.

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Children’s Rights Activist Afshin Hyratian Arrested

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Children’s Rights Activist Afshin Hyratian Arrested

HRANA News Agency – Afshin Hyratian, a Baha'i citizen and children’s rights activist, was arrested on Saturday, August 20, 2011.

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Acid blinding sentence of the man who attacked with acid to be carried out tomorrow

Acid blinding sentence of the man who attacked with acid to be carried out tomorrow

30 July , Majid Movahed, the defendant in the acid attack case, has been transferred from the Rjaei Shahr Prison to the central investigation unit of the Police Station.

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Tajikistan Mosques: No Kids Allowed

Tajikistan Mosques: No Kids Allowed

by Safa S.
July 19, 2011

Youth doesn’t always get you the upper hand.
Last month, the government of Tajikistan passed a new law “on parental responsibility for educating and raising children,” which bans children under the age of 18 from attending religious services at mosques except for holidays and funerals. Praying is okay, but skipping school to attend a prayer service is not. And if a child is caught, parents can either face a steep fine or even jail time. The law may also give authorities the power to stop parents from giving their children Arabic names.

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* › Document - Iran: Further information on fear for safety/fear of torture or other ill treatment/possible prisoners of conscience

Document - Iran: Further information on fear for safety/fear of torture or other ill treatment/possible prisoners of conscience

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/177/2008

15 December 2008


Further Information on UA 271/08 (MDE 13/142/2008, 23 September 2008) and follow-up (MDE 13/170/2008, 21 November 2008) - Fear for safety/fear of torture or other ill treatment/possible prisoners of conscience


IRAN Maqsoud Ahdi (m)



Mansour Aminian (m) ]

Dariush Hatemi (m), aged 29 ]

Aydin Khaje’i (m), aged 23 ] student activists for the cultural rights of Iranian Azerbaijanis

Amir Mardani (m) ]

Majid Makuyi (m) ]

Sejjad Radmehr (m) ]

Feraz Zahtab (m), aged 23 ]

Student activist Dariush Hatemi was released in late November, on bail of 50 million rials (approximately US$50,000). He and the other student activists named above are now all free on bail, awaiting trial on charges of "establishing and membership of illegal groups in order to disrupt national security" and "propaganda against the state". Their trial will begin on 17 January 2009 at the Revolutionary Court in Tabriz.


All but Dariush Hatemi had been released on bail on 28 October. Dariush Hatemi was not released at the time because he had been unable to raise the US$50,000 bail.


Accordingto the Vancouver-based Association for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ADAPP), the police searched the students' houses after they had been detained, and confiscated their computers, CDs, documents and books. All the students were detained for three months in Tabriz prison, where they were regularly interrogated by Ministry of Intelligence officials. They were not allowed family visits, though some were occasionally allowed telephone calls.


None of the activists were allowed to choose their legal representation. According to ADAPP, their families have claimed that the students "were tortured during the detention in the Ministry of Intelligence in Tabriz and the authorities subjected them to 24-hour interrogations, sleeplessness, torture and abuses."


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Azerbaijani minority in Iran, who are mainly Shi’a Muslims, is recognized as the largest minority in Iran and is generally believed to make up 25-30 percent of the population. Members of the Azerbaijani minority live mainly in the north and north-west of the country. Although generally well-integrated into society, in recent years they have increasingly called for greater cultural and linguistic rights, such as the right to education in their own language, Azerbaijani Turkic, which they believe is provided for under the Constitution, and the right to celebrate Azerbaijani culture and history at cultural events.


RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Persian, Arabic, French, English or your own language:

- welcoming the release on bail of Dariush Hatemi;

- calling on the authorities to charge him and seven other student activists with an internationally recognizable criminal offence, and to promptly try them in proceedings meeting fair trial standards under international law or, to drop the charges against them if they have been charged solely for their peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and assembly.


APPEALS TO:

Head of the Judiciary

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi

Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh / Office of the Head of the Judiciary

Pasteur St, Vali Asr Avenue, south of Serah-e Jomhouri

Tehran 1316814737, Islamic Republic of Iran

Email: info@dadgostary-tehran.ir (In subject line write: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)

Salutation: Your Excellency


President

His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The Presidency

Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection

Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Fax: + 98 21 6 649 5880

Email: via website: http://www.president.ir/email/


COPIES TO:

Director, Human Rights Headquarters of Iran

His Excellency Mohammad Javad Larijani

Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)

Pasteur St, Vali Asr Avenue, south of Serah-e Jomhouri

Tehran 1316814737, Islamic Republic of Iran

Fax: +98 21 3390 4986 (please keep trying)

Email: int_aff@judiciary.ir (In the subject line: FAO Mohammad Javad Larijani)

Salutation: Your Excellency


and to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country.


PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office, if sending appeals after 26 Janua]

President Obama, are you with the IslamicRepublic criminals or with the Iranian people`s uprising ?

President Obama, are you with the IslamicRepublic criminals or with the Iranian people`s uprising ?


December 3, 2011
by Arash Irandoos
Click to Watch Video: US Senator’s against White House Policy on Islamic Republic

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Is it a crime to want to live for Iranian citizens?


By: Marina Nemat
Print E–mail Report Error It could have been a perfect love story with a happy ending -- and maybe, with your help, it still can be .

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