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Marathon Running Because Latest Battle Ground for Iran's Gender Segregation

By INU Staff 

INU - On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Iran was set to host its first marathon foot race this weekend. Naturally, the announcement has made public running events the latest flashpoint in the conflict between state-imposed religious principles and common features of modern society, including participation in and view of spectator sports. The Islamic Republic has already become the object of widespread criticism about its general ban on co-mingling of men and women, which includes a comprehensive ban on women in stadiums where men compete in sports like soccer or volleyball.

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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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Family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran, Mark One Year Anniversary of Her Arrest  

As she awakened to the first anniversary of her detention in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could only wish to see her family dancing to Michael Jackson in in the sitting room of their home.

The 38 year old British-Iranian woman has been jailed in Tehran for an alleged plot to overturn the government. She was arrested on April 3, 2016 at Tehran airport, awaiting their return flight, after visiting relatives in Iran with her daughter, Gabriella.

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

By INU Staff 

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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Woman to be blinded in retribution for acid-attack per Sharia Law in Iran

The Telegraph on  February 3, wrote that according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency on Thursday, it was reported that a woman will be blinded in one eye as punishment for an acid attack that left her victim sightless. Iran’s Supreme Court ruled, using the principle of "eye for an eye" of Sharia, the Islamic law.

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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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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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