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Imprisoned Journalist Denied Knee Operation

afarin-chitsazIranhumanrights.org - Pattern of Denied Medical Care Continues in Iranian Prisons

Imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz urgently needs a knee operation, but the authorities have refused to allow her to be transferred to a hospital, according to her lawyer.

Upholding Narges Mohammadi’s 16-Year Prison Sentence is Indefensible

nargesmohammadi-2Iranhumanrights.org —The upholding of the 16-year prison sentence against human rights defender Narges Mohammadi by Iran's Appeals Court for her peaceful work is cruel and indefensible, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today.

Amnesty calls on Iran to free wife of Fleet man after trial 'travesty'

gethampshire - A human rights organisation is calling on the government to speak out on behalf of a man whose wife has been jailed in Iran in a case it claims has been 'a complete travesty of justice throughout'.

Iranian Women’s Cycling Barred by Law or Sharia?

iran-women-cycle-bike-ride-green-clean-airRadiozamaneh - Tehran police forcefully dispersed a crowd of cyclists who had gathered in Tehran's Laleh park for a weekly gathering of the Tuesdays: No Car Day.

Iranian Police Shut Down 800 Stores Selling 'Inappropriate' Clothing

Image result for iran dress policeRFL/RE - Iranian media reported that police have shut down more than 800 clothing stores across the country for selling "unconventional and inappropriate" attire -- believed to mean Western-style outfits and women's clothing that doesn't meet strict Islamic requirements.

Nasrin Sotoudeh: “Hardliners are trying to open a new case against me”

Nasrin-Sotoudeh-1 (1)Iranhumanrights.org - Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer and former political prisoner, has been summoned to appear at Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court on September 3, 2016, but has not been informed of the charges against her. She will be representing herself in court because three of the five lawyers who had defended her in previous cases were subsequently sought for prosecution, she told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iran: Women’s rights activists treated as ‘enemies of the state’ in renewed crackdown

Image result for iranian woman activistAmnesty - Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the first half of this year, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations and increasingly likening any collective initiative relating to women's rights to criminal activity, Amnesty International said today.

Anti-Pollution Initiative Stymied by Ban on Women Riding Bicycles in Public

zimg_002_23Iranhumanrights.org - Women's rights activists and environmentalists joined forces in the city of Marivan, in Iran's Kurdistan Province, after a local anti-pollution initiative encouraging people to ride bikes or walk instead of using their cars ran aground when security agents objected to women riding bicycles in public.

Men in Iran Are Wearing Hijabs in Solidarity With Women

TIME - In Iran, women are required by law to completely cover their hair in public. This is enforced by "morality police," who fine or jail women who go without a hijab or whose head coverings are deemed inadequate. Women have been protesting the law by posting photos of themselves out in public without a veil on social media. And now, men are openly joining the protest in solidarity with the women in their lives.

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