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

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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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Iran Regime Must Lift Its Ban on Female Spectators Attending Matches

 By INU Staff  

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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Political Prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared Pressured by Iranian Regime’s Ministry of Intelligence

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INU - On Thursday, September 29, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on the situation of Iranian political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared.

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

By INU Staff  

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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Iran: Oppression of Students via Conduct Codes and Clothing Regulations Continues

By INU Staff
INU - 
On September 18, state news agency, “Daneshju”, reported that one of the forms the students at Beheshti University are obliged to fill out upon admittance, is the Student Disciplinary Pledge. Failure to comply with the Pledge will be considered a disciplinary violation, and dealt with according to the university’s disciplinary regulations.

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