Amnesty: “Speaking up for women’s equality is not a crime”


According to Amnesty, the situation of women’s rights in Iran is going from bad to worse: Activists who are calling for equal rights in Iran are being persecuted, interrogated and arrested on charges of “national security” and are being  treated as criminals and enemies of the state. The latest arrests of women with dual nationalities visiting in Iran on charges of “spying” or “soft overthrow of the regime” are only politicizing the issue even further: “Rather than addressing Iran’s disturbing record on women’s rights the Iranian authorities have once again opted for repression, accusing women’s rights activists of collusion in western-orchestrated plots in a bid to maintain their discriminatory practices towards women”.


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