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Iran Regime’s Savage Treatment of Sufi Women Prisoners

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INU - Earlier this year, Sufi Muslim followers protested alleged religious repression by the government in Tehran. For years, members of the Gonabadi Dervish have complained of religious persecution and frequent imprisonments.

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INU - The Iranian Regime’s parliament (Majlis) has recently produced a report on the compulsory veil in Iran that found – to no one’s great surprise – that most women are not in favour of their rulers restricting their clothing and actually reject the mandatory hijab.

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INU - Nearly 2 million women across Iran are illiterate, according to Ali Baqirzadeh, the head of the country’s Literacy Movement Organization (ILMO).

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INU - The state of women’s employment in Iran is one of the worst in the world, according to a recent report by the UN, with few job opportunities for women and sexist laws restricting women’s rights in the workplace, resulting in high female unemployment.

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INU - Semi-official ISNA news agency reported that Iran's attorney general Mohammad Jafar Montazeri is seeking to prosecute organizers of a party arranged by Tehran City Hall that commemorated Iranian Women's Day.

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INU -Thursday marked International Women’s Day, an occasion that was acknowledged by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in a series of tweets justifying his government’s institutionalized gender discrimination and forced veiling laws for women. Khamenei credited the hijab with preventing women from adopting a “deviant lifestyle” and he railed against Western attitudes about women’s rights, calling them “symbolic of consumerism”.

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