A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council

Amnesty International's Global Campaign Demands Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh by Iranian Government

Azita Carlson 14 June 2019

By Azita Carlson

Prominent human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh dedicated her life to peacefully pursuing human rights — including opposition to the discriminatory forced veiling laws, as well as the death penalty.

She was arrested at her home, on charges in connection with her human rights work, on June 13th 2018. Previously, in September 2016, Nasrin Sotoudeh had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in a separate case also linked to her human rights work.

Journalist Sanaz Allahyari, a member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM

Despite Her Deteriorating Health, Sanaz Allahyari Not Hospitalized, but Kept in Prison, Instead

Staff Writer 13 June 2019

by Navid  Felker

A member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM, Sanaz Allahyari, has been held in detention for the past five months. She became ill and her illness has not been diagnosed, nor have the medications prescribed for her helped her situation. She has become extremely weak, her limbs shake, she suffers from GI problems. Sanaz Allahyari has lost 10 kilograms.

A kindergarten teacher playing with children in Iran

Religious Minority Teachers Banned From Teaching Kindergarten in Iran

Armin Baldwin 06 June 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Iran’s Organization of Welfare recently issued a ban forbidding religious minorities from teaching in kindergarten due to a difference in “religious values.” The ban goes contrary to the country’s own laws, and applies to all kindergartens except those used solely by religious minorities.

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