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Iranian Women’s Rights Activist to Serve Three Years in Prison For Attending Seminar

CHRI – Women’s rights activist and photojournalist Alieh Matlabzadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison by a preliminary court in Tehran for participating in a women’s empowerment seminar. A legal source with knowledge about Matlabzadeh’s case told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on August 14, 2017 that the prison sentence was issued by Branch 26 of …

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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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