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Iranian Regime's Female Official calls for Judiciary to Deal with 'Gender Equality' Activists

On Monday, December 5, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, wrote an article about Minoo Aslani and the state of 'gender equality' in Iran. 

The Iranian regime’s commitment to the United Nations for the realization of 'gender equality' is unconstitutional, according to Minoo Aslani, who is in charge of women’s branch of ‘Basij’ paramilitary force. At a press conference, she called the efforts to create 'gender equality' in Iran, "contrary to the interests of women". State run ‘Mehr’ news agency reported on Saturday, December 3, that she continued, "This current mentality of 'gender equality', [wants] to distort the identity of Iranian ladies through misusing women's issues.”

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International Attention Grows as Iran's Domestic Crackdown Continues

By INU Staff

INU - In October, the American chess champion Nazi Paikidze made headlines by announcing a personal boycott of a planned women’s chess tournament in Iran, because the World Chess Federation had indicated that all competitors would be required to abide by Iran’s forced veiling laws. Now, a similar announcement has been made by a female competitor in another sport that is scheduled to hold an international tournament in Iran.

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Iran: Two Female Political Prisoners Put Pressure on Regime Regarding the 1988 Massacre

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INU - The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published an article on November 9 about Sedighe Moradi, a political prisoner serving time in Evin prison, who was also imprisoned in 1981, and who witnessed the Massacre in the summer of 1988.

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Iranian Women Subjected to Repressive Bans

By INU Staff

INU - In her article for FrontPageMag on October 27, Dr. Majid Rafizadeh writes about his first-hand experience under Iran’s Islamic laws, where women are prohibited from performing the most basic daily activities. Millions of women continue to face these injustices.

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Iran: Political Prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee Finally Allowed Meeting with Her Mother

 By INU Staff 

INU -On November 2, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reports on the situation of  Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee. After a complete unawareness of her daughter's situation, her mother was finally allowed to meet with her on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. 

In an interview with a Persian newspaper, Golrokh's mother, who underwent surgery a few days ago, describes her daughter's situation,  "On Monday of the 24th October 2016, the Intelligence Revolutionary Guards forces raided her home to arrest her. They were kicking and punching the door to scare Golrokh. As Golrokh did not open the door for an hour, they opened the door with an iron rod and entered the house. While Golrokh was asking them about identity and where they come from, the forces did not pay attention to her and they handcuffed and blindfolded her. She asked them to show their ID or court order but they ignored to do so.” 

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Twenty Bizarre Bans on Iranian women

By INU Staff  

INU - In an article about the prohibitions that Iranian women face published on October 18, the National Council of Resistance of Iran divulged a list of many that will be viewed as peculiar by people in other countries.

Deutsche Welle Farsi collected and reported a list of 20 strange prohibitions for women in Iran:

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