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Extremists have shot women activists in the streets and killed them in private. Other threats are more insidious—and may be growing. Article by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Eve Conant and Rod Nordland.
Canada is pulling out of a conference it was helping to sponsor on promoting business links with Iran. The move follows new allegations that Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi was tortured and possibly raped before dying in Iranian custody in 2003.
Since March 15th there have been massive and courageous student demonstrations in the southern Iraqi city of Basra against the notorious Islamist gang led by Moqtada al-Sadr.
Widows’ Rights International supports organisations in South and West Asia and Africa working for social justice and human rights.
Suicide bombing in Islam? Just say "No" argues Amina from Lebanon.
Il existe des dispositions patriarcales dans le Code de la famille.
Police said they believed the women had been accused by a religious movement of being prostitutes, and were not killed for political reasons.
WLUML is relieved to learn of the release of Giuliana Sgrena but concerned about reports that her car was fired on by US forces leaving her injured and a negotiator dead.
A teenage girl and two young men in Iran have been sentenced to lashes for having sex.
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