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.
Justice for Iran promotes and defends women’s rights in Iran and challenges impunity for sexual violence against women by the Iranian regime. Established in 2010 by the human rights lawyer and women’s rights activist Shadi Sadr, the organization works to raise public awareness and demand accountability for egregious women’s rights violations committed by the Iranian government.