Two female Azerbaijani Turkic activists

Iran: Azerbaijani Activists Allegedly Tortured by Intelligence Agents

Editor 05 November 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Two female Azerbaijani Turkic activists have allegedly been attacked by Ministry of Intelligence agents in an effort to extract false confessions. One is now in the hospital with broken teeth and injured fingers.

Nasim Sadeghi and Hakimeh Ahmadi were arrested in late October by Ministry of Intelligence agents, and were given no reason for their arrests, said sources close to the women. It has also been reported that the pair were severely beaten.

Ahmadi’s husband Gholamreza Ghorbani said that Hakimeh is hospitalized at the Tabriz Army Hospital. Intelligence Ministry agents have demanded that he pay for her hospital treatment fees.

Civil Rights Activist

Civil Rights Activist, Has Disappeared After Arrest by Iran’s Security Forces

Editor 14 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

After security forces arrested her on August 1st, no information has been available regarding the whereabouts of civil rights activist Negisa Shahbazi.

She was arrested after the Iranian regime's security forces raided her residence, and according to her family, no information has yet been made available.

Negisa Shahbazi is an electrical engineer by profession, and she is also an active supporter of civil rights in Iran. She is also a member of the Cower mountain climbing team in Ilam, who played a major role in extinguishing the recent fires on Kabir Kuh — one of the long ranges of the Zagros Mountains near the border of Lurestan and Ilam Provinces in Ilam province, Iran. She was sharp in her criticism of the Iranian government for their inaction in dealing with the fires.

Iranian Regime Cracking Down on Mal-Veiled Women, Promising Punishments and Judicial Cases

30 June 2017

Earlier this week, an Iranian regime prosecutor said that serious punishments would be handed out to women who are not properly veiled. 

The prosecutor of the Mazandaran province in the northern part of the country, Assadollah Ja’fari, said that women are forbidden from unveiling in their car and if they are found to do so their vehicle will be seized and a judicial case would be opened.

Iran: "Fire at Will" Order Targets Women

20 June 2017

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.

Iran: Human Rights Watch call for overturn of stadium restrictions for women

14 October 2016

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”.

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