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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 Regime Must Lift Its Ban on Female Spectators Attending Matches

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INU - The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) should not allow Iran to host international tournaments again until the draconian Regime lifts its ban on female spectators attending matches, Human Rights Watch (HRW) wrote in an open letter to Ary Graça, the federation leader.

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Iranian Women Subjected to Repressive Bans

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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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Chess Champ’s Boycott Seeks to Highlight Women’s Rights as Crackdown Continues

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INU - On Thursday, the Washington Post published a report upon the American chess master Nazi Paikidze’s plan to boycott the Women’s World Chess Championship scheduled to take place in Iran in February. Although Paikidze’s announcement already reached the media last week, the Washington Post article provides additional information, including more recent clarifications from the chess champion, in response to criticisms suggesting that she is anti-Iranian, anti-Muslim, or refusing to respect foreign cultures.

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Twenty Bizarre Bans on Iranian women

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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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Iran: The NCRI Women's Committee demands withdrawal of 2017 Women's World Chess Championship

By INU Staff 

INU - In an article published October 4, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) condemns the Women's World Chess Championship being awarded to Iran. The NCRI Women's Committee urges FIDE to cancel its decision.

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