Shahrzadnews - According to the latest figures, the number of Iran’s young widows is on the increase, thanks in part to the widespread practice of marrying female children to much older men. The Ghanoon website says figures released by Iran’s national statistics office indicate that 12,088 people under 20 married in the first quarter of the current Persian year. Most of the brides are believed to be under 15, the main victims of the cultural and economic poverty of their families.
Shahrzadnews - All forms of violence are on the increase in Iran, including domestic violence, 75% of which never gets reported either to the social services or to the police.
Amnesty International - A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer was returned to prison on Monday, unexpectedly curtailing a three-day temporary leave to visit her family, which was expected to be extended.
Persianbanoo - Following is translation of a post by Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband Reza Khandan’s on his Facebook page.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Lawyer and women’s rights activist Farideh Gheirat told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the new Passport and Exit Law bill, which will make it mandatory for girls and women to have the approval of their “guardian” (father, husband, or paternal grandfather) to exit the country, is at odds with the Iranian Constitution. Farideh Gheirat expressed hope that the bill will not be approved.
HRANA News Agency – Total prevention of call contact between Mousavi and Rahnavard with their daughters is still continuing and these two besieged are not allowed to be informed about anything related to their children.
AP - A media watchdog group says the founder of an Iranian protest group led by mothers has been ordered to begin a six-month prison sentence after being convicted of anti-government activity.
The Guardian - Parliamentary bill proposes requirement for single women to obtain official consent from their guardian to leave country
Shahrzadnews - The Iranian presidential office’s Centre for Women and Family Affairs has tabled a bill in the Majles (parliament) that would force female civil servants to retire after 20 years.
- Prisoner Raheleh Zakayi transferred from Evin to Gharchak prison in Varamin
- The Women's Ward for Prisoners of Conscience in Mashhad, Iran
- Sotoudeh thanks supporters for solidarity
- Nasrin Sotoudeh Ends 49-Day Hunger Strike After Daughter’s Travel Ban Lifted
- Sotoudeh’s Husband Warns
- Sotoudeh’s Health Critical, Intelligence Says “Continue Hunger Strike to the End!”
- Why We Should 'Adopt' Iranian Women Prisoners of Conscience
- Jailed Iranian Rights Lawyer On 'Unlimited' Hunger Strike
- Parliamentary Commission passes restriction on women’s travel
- Iran Deputies To Mull Draft Law Restricting Women's Right To Travel
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