Iran: Strict Dress Code Campaign Enforced by Morality Police
High Price of "Bad Hejab": Morality police back with a vengeance, after apparent respite
When Iranian girls go out these days, their friends warn them they face trouble if they are wearing makeup or are fashionably dressed.
Iran: SKSW/WLUML Statement on planned stoning to death of young mother in East Azerbaijan Province
The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women and the International Solidarity Network, Women Living Under Muslim Laws urge all concerned to immediately contact the Iranian officials to express their concern over the planned stoning to death of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani.
Iran: Crisis Deepening One Year After Disputed Elections
(New York, June 10, 2010) – Iran’s government is tightening its grip, harassing, imprisoning, and using violence against its own people one year after the disputed 2009 presidential election and the start of its brutal crackdown, Human Rights Watch said today. The anniversary of the June 12, 2009 election falls two days after a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, during which Iran defied criticisms of its human rights record.
A Birthday in Evin Prison – an opportunity to remember Iran’s prisoners
By Ann Harrison, East Gulf researcher for Amnesty International
To coincide with the 12 June anniversary of the disputed election last year in Iran, Amnesty International has prepared a campaign to highlight the situation of political prisoners, many of whom are prisoners of conscience, who are still held in Iran.
Iran: The brutal crackdowns only make Iran's women stronger
By: Shirin Ebadi:
The protest movement is now a year old – but the feminists at its helm can look back on decades of courageous activism.
Iran: Marking a Year of Struggle
IRAN: Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh sentenced to 2 ½ years in jail and 30 lashes for 'acts against national security'
The Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) International Solidarity Network and the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women (SKSW) are deeply concerned by the sentencing meted out to our colleague and friend, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh, in May by the Iranian Revolutionary Court for exercising her constitutional right to peaceful assembly.
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IRAN: Imprisoned activist Shiva Nazar Ahari to go on trial for 'acts against national security'
In March 2010, Women’s human rights defender and WLUML council member, Shadi Sadr, took the extraordinary step of to Shiva Nazar Ahari, a young human rights activist and a member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), currently imprisoned in Iran for ‘acts against national security’.
The Politics of UN Human Rights Council and Iran's Candidacy
The Islamic Republic of Iran, in a provocative act, has announced its candidacy for the United Nation Human Rights Council, a UN organization based in Geneva. The candidacy of Iran comes at a time that during the last 10 months, Iranians are experiencing one of the darkest periods of human rights violations since 1979 revolution. The candidacy of Iran for the UN Human Rights Council is comparable to electing apartheid South Africa to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination or to awarding the US for humane treatment of detainee's right after the world was shocked with pictures revealing sexual torture and humiliation of naked prisoners.