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Banned from Stadiums for Being a Woman in Iran

Fight for womens rightshrw.org - Last February, when Iran hosted a major international beach volleyball competition, Mina took a huge risk. She traveled to the games, in an attempt to enter the stadium and cheer Iran's team on in person.

Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface

Fashion-in-Iran-Iranhumanrights.org - Eight Arrests and Scores Interrogated in "Project Spider 2"

Women Prevented from Attending Iran’s Premier League Finale

3frwbirnb6gj8trkgtydIranhumanrights.org - Ban on Women in Stadiums Upheld Under President Rouhani

Young woman resorts to disguise in attempt to cheer football team

Azadi-StadiumRadiozamaneh - Iranian women were excluded once again from entering a sports stadium to watch their favourite team compete in Iran's Premier Football League.

Women barred from provincial stages as classical concert tours

shahrhafnaz01Radiozamaneh - The third leg of Shahram and Hafez Nazeri's Persian classical music concert tour is set to kick off in Isfahan on May 19 and 20, and the group's female musicians have been banned from appearing on stage.

Minister intervenes in plot to block winning Isfahan candidate

Minoo KhaleghiRadiozamaneh - Iran's interior minister has written to the head of the country's three branches of government to say the Guardian Council's cancellation of the votes obtained by parliamentary candidate Minoo Khaleghi's is "an error" that needs to be examined by Parliament.

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: IRAN CONFIRMS FORCED “VIRGINITY TEST” ON ARTIST: ATENA FARGHADANI

 

Image result for amnesty international human rightsAmnesty - Iranian painter and prisoner of conscience Atena Farghadani remains in prison pending the outcome of her appeal against a 12 years and nine months prison sentence. The authorities have now confirmed that they subjected her to virginity and pregnancy tests.

Former broadcaster files harassment complaint against producer

Former broadcaster files harassment complaint against producerRadiozmaneh - Former Press TV newscaster Sheena Shirani has filed a formal complaint against network producer Mohsen Emadi for allegedly subjecting her to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Disqualification of Elected Female Reformist MP Sparks Heated Debate in Iran

minoo-khaleghi-disqualified-2Iranhumanrights.org - Two weeks have passed since Minoo Khaleghi's election to Parliament in Iran's recent elections was nullified without an explanation by the Guardian Council, the body charged with vetting candidates.

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