New plan to suppress women in Iran

New Plan to Suppress Women in Iran

Azita Carlson 30 August 2019

By Azita Carlson

The Iranian Regime will launch a new plan this weekend to increase the suppression of women for improper veiling.

The plan, called Nazer (Observer) 2, which was announced by Ayyoub Soleimani, the acting commander of Police, will put maximum pressure on women by placing police in public places, major stores, and beaches, to give warnings to women who are considered improperly veiled according to the regime’s sexist laws.

Sexist marriage laws in Iran in spotlight after one death and one severe injury in a week

Sexist Marriage Laws in Iran in Spotlight After One Death and One Severe Injury in a Week

Atousa Pilger 29 August 2019

by Atousa Pilger

The death from suicide of a mother of four and the attempted self-immolation of a teenage girl in just one week have increased attention on the misogynist marriage laws in Iran.

Ziba, 16, set herself on fire in order to avoid a forced marriage to a much older man at the wishes of her family. A report by the state-run Khorasan daily newspaper on August 26 said that the girl, whose last name is not mentioned, was being forced into this marriage by her stepmother.

Iranian girl named Ziba set herself on fire to avoid marriage

16-Year-Old Iranian Girl Immolates Herself Because of Force Marriage

Navid Felker 27 August 2019

by Navid  Felker

According to state-run Khorasan newspaper, a young Iranian girl named Ziba set herself on fire to avoid marriage with the elderly cousin of her stepmother. Most part of her body and face is burned.

Earlier, Ali Kazemi, adviser to legal assistant of the Iranian regime's judiciary revealed that 500-600 children are facing forced marriage every year.

Women's rights activist Gity Pourfazel

Women's Rights Activist Gity Pourfazel Arrested by Iran's Regime

Armin Baldwin 26 August 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Gity Pourfazel, an Iranian lawyer, has been arrested, it was learnt over the weekend. She is a signatory of a statement by 14 women activists who have demanded the resignation of Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Iranian regime. Until now, six of the signatories of this statement have been arrested.

Prison conditions in Iran causing inmates to self-harm

Prison Conditions in Iran Causing Inmates to Self-Harm

Armin Baldwin 20 August 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Roughly 200 female prisoners in Iran’s notorious Qarchak Prison near Tehran have signed a letter to Heshmatollah Hayat al- Ghaib, Tehran’s Director-General of Prisons, detailing the horrific conditions of the prison, saying that some inmates had been self-harming or taking tranquillizers in order to cope.

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