Iran

An educational workshop on women’s rights in Khoram Abad was disrupted after police violently attacked participants and took them into custody.
L'universitaire irano-américaine Haleh Esfandiari, détenue en Iran depuis le 8 mai pour espionnage, a été libérée, a indiqué mardi 21 août son avocate, Shirin Ebadi.
A detained Iranian-American academic was suddenly released from a notorious Tehran prison Tuesday after spending months behind bars on charges of endangering Iranian national security — allegations her family vehemently denies.
Detained Iranian-American academic Dr. Haleh Esfandiari was suddenly released from a notorious Tehran prison Tuesday after spending months behind bars on charges of endangering Iranian national security — allegations her family vehemently denies. However it remains unclear if Haleh Esfandiari, 67, will be allowed to leave the country.
"Faut-il avoir peur des interpellations, des arrestations, des interrogatoires, de la prison, des amendes, des flagellations ou de longues peines de prison, pour nous tous, ou bien faut-il résister dans cet espace clôturé et faire entendre notre voix?"
Adultery is a capital offense in the Islamic Republic of Iran and punishable by flogging, hanging, and stoning. The following is a translation of the articles of the Islamic Penal Code of Iran that pertain to the legal punishments for adultery.
"Just a week ago the Spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary announced that in the next few days 20 criminals will be hanged in Tehran on a variety of charges, including rape and sodomy."
Those women who had been arrested, were hence sentenced to lashes and long-term imprisonment.
Jafar Kiani was stoned to death in Iran on 5 July...this could soon happen to his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, unless action is taken now.
Jafar Kiani was stoned to death in Iran on 5 July...this could soon happen to his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, unless action is taken now.
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