Amnesty International has made a call for immediate action regarding the imprisonment of Maryam Akbari Monfared, a prisoner of conscience who is serving a 15-year sentence at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. She is currently facing reprisals after she filed an official complaint seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre.
Remarks made by Iranian regime leader Ali Khamenei that encouraged Basijis and soft-war officers to make independent decisions and take action at their own will, are having heavy consequences, and engendering an atmosphere of fear.
A warning has been issued by the coordination council of the Iranian Ansar-e Hezbollah that they will counter women's presence in sports stadiums with Khamenei's order to "fire at will.” These vigilantes have announced that allowing women into stadiums is against the Islamic law.
Human Rights Watch have published an article on their website concerning Iran’s right to host a volleyball tournament. They say that the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) “should cease awarding Iran the right to host FIVB international tournaments until the country ensures that female spectators can freely attend volleyball matches in the country”.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) have reported about several more recent attacks against women in Iran.
Men in Iran have been taking pictures of themselves wearing hijabs in solidarity with women in the Islamic republic who are forced to cover their hair, reports Harriet Sinclair of the International Business Times.
In a campaign organised by My Stealthy Freedom, which documents women without veils in protest against the compulsory hijab, men have been pictured covering their hair in support, following a recent crackdown on 'improperly dressed' women' by the country's morality police, IBTimes UK reported on Thursday.
Harriet Sinclair has written an article in the International Business Times about the recent news that a group of women in Iran have been arrested “for the crime of riding a bike in a public place”. She also said that the women have been forced to sign a pledge in which they promise not to cycle in public again.