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Monthly Archives: August 2017

University: Iran Denies Appeal of Jailed Princeton Student

VOA – Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said Thursday. Xiyue Wang, a history doctoral student and U.S. citizen who was conducting dissertation research in Iran in 2016 when he was detained by Iranian authorities, was accused …

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Imprisoned Activist Atena Daemi Slapped With New Charge For Demanding Medical Care

CHRI – Activist Denied Care Despite Medical Examiner’s Recommendation Already serving a seven-year prison sentence, imprisoned children’s rights activist Atena Daemi has been issued a new charge and is being denied medical treatment, a source close to Daemi’s family told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The head of Evin Prison [Ali Chaharmahali] and the director of the prison …

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800 Activists Urge Iranian Parliament to End Child Marriage

CHRI – Hundreds of Iranian women and children’s rights advocates in Iran are urging Parliament to prohibit underage marriage in the country. “In defense of children’s human rights, we call for an end to the phenomenon known as child spouses,” said a statement signed by more than 800 activists addressing members of Parliament on August 12, 2017. “Marriage at a young …

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Sunni Arabs Beaten and Arrested in Iran For Praying in Public

CHRI – Thirteen Sunni Arabs have been beaten by security and plainclothes agents and arrested for publicly praying in Ahvaz, the capital of Iran’s Khuzestan Province, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. The men, all between the ages of 20 and 27, were taken into custody on August 11, 2017 for holding a traditional Sunni group prayer, …

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Richard Ratcliffe Turns to UN and UK to Secure Wife’s Release From Iran

CHRI – After exhausting all legal avenues in Iran to overturn the five-year prison sentence issued in a secret trial against his Iranian-British wife, Richard Ratcliffe is taking her case to the United Nations and may sue Iran through the UK court system. “The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva meets in September [2017] and the human rights groups that support …

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Iran opposition leader ends hunger strike

Al-monitor – Mehdi Karroubi, the 79-year-old leader of the Green Movement that emerged out of Iran’s highly charged 2009 presidential election, has ended his hunger strike after his demands have been reportedly met, according to his family members. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff His wife, Fatemeh Karroubi, told Saham News that her husband had begun a hunger strike after morning prayers Aug. 16 …

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Iranian labor market on path to gender transformation

Al-monitor — Iranian society has undergone tremendous change in past decades, with women continuously playing a role in this transformation. Indeed, Iranian women have long sought a more active presence in society, gradually distancing themselves from the cliche of being mothers or wives. Today, they make up almost 70% of university applicants and half of the graduates. AUTHOR Maysam Bizaer Paired …

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Iran Opposition Figure Karrubi Ends Hunger Strike

RFL/RE – Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karrubi, who has been under house arrest for more than six years, has ended a hunger strike, his son says. Mohammad Taghi Karrubi tweeted on August 17 that his father called off the strike after authorities promised to withdraw security agents from his home. Karrubi began a hunger strike on August 16, demanding a public …

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