Iran: Strict Dress Code Campaign Enforced by Morality Police

Publication Date: 
June 15, 2010
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
After police seize cars, they put signs on them saying the occupants are "Offenders of Honour" or men with improper dresses.

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: High Price of “Bad Hejab” in Iran

Publication Date: 
June 16, 2010
Photo: Open Democracy

Rasa Sowlat | Mashhad | 16 June 2010

Iran: SKSW/WLUML Statement on planned stoning to death of young mother in East Azerbaijan Province

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2010

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

Publication Date: 
June 10, 2010
Human Rights Watch

(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

Publication Date: 
June 10, 2010
Amnesty International
Shiva Nazar Ahari

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

Publication Date: 
June 8, 2010
The Guardian
Shirin Ebadi

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

Publication Date: 
June 9, 2010
Azad Tribune and Article 19
The fourth of a series of updates on ARTICLE 19's work to combat censorship in Iran

It is feared that the unrest and associated government crackdown caused by last year’s controversial presidential elections in Iran will intensify as the anniversary of the elections draws near. The government is now holding more unfair trials that often lead to long-term imprisonment or in many cases execution.

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.

Please see attached our sample letter .

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

Publication Date: 
April 17, 2010
Elahe Amani: Society for Human Rights in Iran Southern California / Co-Chair Women Inter-cultural Network
UMNS photos by Jenny Rockett, United Nations

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.