Nasrin Sotoudeh, 50, is an award-winning lawyer, human rights activist and mother of two who is sentenced to six years in prison. She has been detained and imprisoned since September 2010. Ms. Sotoudeh is a member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, the One Million Signatures Campaign to Change Discriminatory Laws against Women, and the Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws International Solidarity Network (WLUML) are deeply concerned about the situation of Iranian journalist Fariba Pajooh, who has been detained since her arrest without charge on July 10, 2013 (first day of Ramadan). When her family visited the Evin Prison Court, Islamic Republic of Iran authorities informed them that Ms. Pajooh’s case file had been transferred to Branch 2 of the Shahid Moghaddas Prosecutor’s Office of the same prison. IRI authorities have reportedly instructed the family to not follow up on her case as they have reportedly guaranteed her imminent release.
On Sunday June 23, 2013, the Islamic Republic regime used Sha’baan, the holy month of Islam to temporarily release Nasrin Sotoudeh from Evin Prison. She is an award-winning lawyer, human rights activist and mother of two who is sentenced to six years in prison. Jila Baniyaghoob, award-winning journalist, women’s rights activist, and spouse of imprisoned journalist Bahman Ahmadi Amouie, was also released from Evin on the same day after she had reached the end of her one-year prison sentence.
Iranians choose a new president next month, and one thing Iran's leaders are intent on avoiding is a repeat of themassive street protests that followed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial re-election in 2009.
Documentary directed by Farid Haerinejad and Mohammed Reza Kazemi. Women in Shroud provides an in-depth look into the efforts of women's rights lawyers and activists to stop the stoning of women in Iran.
This event is part of the Stop Stoning Women – Global Campaign.
Prominent Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Shadi Sadr, who features in the film, will be part of the panel discussion after the screening.
Mohammad Yazdi, a clerical member of Iran’s Council of Guardians, a constitutional body responsible for ensuring that legislation adheres to Iran’s Constitution, as interpreted by Iran’s religious scholars and Islamic law, and for vetting presidential candidates has announced that Iranian laws “do not allow women to become presidents”.
On March 8th, Za’feran Mohamaadi, from a Marivan County Village, Kurdistan Province of Iran, was executed by her father in public and in front of the villagers. Although honor killing in itself is not an all-together rare occurrence, her killing on this symbolic day is highly controvertible.
الدعوة الملفتة للنظر الى التغيير في إيران هذا العام و التي أطلقتها السيدة مريم رجوي، ليست مجرد دعوة عادية او مجرد کلام منمق و براق کما هو معهود مع العديد من الانظمة الراديکالية و الشمولية وانما هي دعوة في منتهى الجدية و الحزم و ترتکز على أسس و منطلقات سيتم تجسيدها على أرض الواقع.
على الرغم من أن الشريعة الإسلامية تحظر على الأزواج غير المتزوجين العيش معا تحت سقف واحد، فإن عدد هؤلاء في إيران، وخاصة السباب منهم، في تزايد مستمر. حياة زوجية غير شرعية في السر في ظل الرقابة الإسلامية.