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Maryam Rajavi Says “No to Compulsory Veiling”

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian opposition, has been very vocal about her opinions on the forced veil in Iran, calling the mandatory dress code in Iran yet “another area of violence and compulsion”.

Maryam Rajavi on the Equal and Active Participation of Women in Iran’s Leadership

By INU Staff

INU -  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Iranian opposition, is committed to making sure that women will be allowed to be politically active in a Free Iran; indeed its included on her ten-point plan for a future Iran. She believes that women should be able to hold any political office that they are elected to and that it would be important to achieve gender equality in terms of candidates for election, because men have held the gauntlet for far too long, making decisions on women’s lives without any input from a woman.

Tehran Delays, Then Rejects Foreign Calls for Expansion of Women’s Rights

By Edward Carney

On Wednesday, a semiofficial Iranian media outlet published remarks from the nation’s prosecutor general which seemed to underscore the theocratic regime’s commitment to defying foreign demands and international standards of behavior. At a time when the Islamic Republic is facing escalating pressure in the form of US sanctions and an emerging security coalition tasked with confronting Iranian threats in the Persian Gulf, it is also continuing to confront broader pressure from human rights advocates, non-governmental organizations, and the international community as a whole.

Three Female Iranian Activists Sentenced to 55 Years in Jail

By INU Staff

INU - Three Iranian women’s rights activists, currently held in Qarchak Prison, have been sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison for removing their hijabs in public, which is against the sexist laws of the Iranian Regime.

On Wednesday, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran told Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, and Mojgan Keshavar of their sentences in a meeting without their lawyers.

Iran: Jailed Activist Starts Hunger Strike

By INU Staff

INU - Sepideh Qolian (Gholian), an Iranian civic and labour activist that has been jailed since the beginning of the year has now started a hunger strike. She is taking this action in protest against her treatment by security agents and also the poor treatment her family has been subjected to.

British-Iranian Woman Sent Back to Jail in Tehran

By INU Staff

INU - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 40-year-old British Iranian woman who was arrested in Tehran in 2016 has been transferred back to prison after a short stay in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital.

Apart from her stint in the local hospital, Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in poor conditions since her arrest in April 2016. She recently spoke about her conditions, saying that they are far from meeting international norms.


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