HR situation in Iran has worsened

The newly issued UK Human Rights priority country report, released February 2017, for the period of January to June 2016, notes in relation to Iran that the situation in Iran has worsened, despite President Rouhani pledging to improve the rights … Continue reading HR situation in Iran has worsened

Blurring of “private” and “public” spheres in Iran

The Iranian judiciary and authorities are expanding the definition of “public” spheres, in order to inforce veiling and maintain utmost control. Recently, even private vehicles were branded by police control as public spaces, thus facilitating mandatory veiling and all public … Continue reading Blurring of “private” and “public” spheres in Iran

Iranian soccer stars protest gender discrimination

A few courageous Iranian soccer stars voiced public criticism of the Iranian regime’s gender discriminative policy. A coach of one of Iran’s most popular teams, Ali Karimi, and Iranian national team star Masoud Shojaei protested the 38 year old ban on women attendance of soccer matches. They described the wish to cancel the ban as the demand and dream of “millions upon millions of female fans”. Surprisingly, the current president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has remained silent on this matter. Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/ Continue reading Iranian soccer stars protest gender discrimination

110 Iranians arrested for going to a party

The lack of individual freedom was exemplified recently with the arrest of 110 people, just for going to a party. The crackdown on the party goers was justified by the accusation that the behavior is “un-Islamic”. Link: https://www.hra-news.org/2017/hranews/a-11239/ ; https://twitter.com/IranianWoman/status/880968012521775106 Continue reading 110 Iranians arrested for going to a party