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Violence Against Women ‘Systematic’ In Islamic Republic, Activists Say

iranintl – On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, civil society groups emphasized that serious violations in Iran is deeply ingrained and systematic. The Women’s Revolution, a coalition of rights activists advocating for social and economic equality, modernism, and the separation of religion and state, highlighted the roots of women’s rights violations in the laws and …

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Food Prices Continue To Rise In Iran With No Hope In Sight

iranintl – Prices for essential food items continued to grow in Iran last month, with red meat registering an 82-percent jump compared to the same month one year ago. The galloping inflation report published by the Statistical Center of Iran (SCI), a government outfit, comes after warnings last week that a $14 billion government outlay for importing food and medicine …

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Yavar and Farooq: The Two Kolbars Killed in Western Iran in One Day

Iranwire – Yavar Veisi, a 27-year-old Kurdish porter, or kolbar, embarked on a perilous journey from the Iranian city of Paveh, in western Kermanshah province, to the Nosud border crossing with Iraq on the evening of November 26.  His return was marred by tragedy. The young man was found dead and carried back by fellow kolbars who had witnessed his …

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In Video After Release, Iranian Rapper Salehi Says He Didn’t “Confess” or Cooperate

Iranwire – Popular Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who was released from prison earlier this month after spending more than a year behind bars, says integrators tortured him for a long period of time and broke one of his arms and legs. In a video released on November 27, Salehi says that he neither admitted guilt nor cooperated with the security …

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Tehran Hijab Enforcer: “I Need This Job to Feed My Children”

Iranwire – Zeinab, a single mother of three, is among women in Tehran who dedicate eight hours a day to safeguarding “chastity of society.” Ismail, a resident of northern Tehran, spends his evenings patrolling the streets of northern Tehran to record the license plate numbers of vehicles in which women are not wearing the mandatory hijab. These individuals are referred …

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