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On Gender Discrimination, Iran Faces Little Pressure Abroad, but Much at Home

On Gender Discrimination, Iran Faces Little Pressure Abroad, but Much at Home

By Edward Carney

On Thursday, soccer’s international governing body professed to have seen recent progress toward Iran ending its ban on female attendance at male sporting events. However, reports on this topic gave no indication of concrete steps undertaken by Iran’s domestic sports authorities, much less by the country’s theocratic government.

Falsely Imprisoned British Aid Worker Transferred to Iranian Mental Hospital

Falsely Imprisoned British Aid Worker Transferred to Iranian Mental Hospital

By INU Staff

INU - The British-Iranian charity worker wrongfully imprisoned on spying charges in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has now been transferred to a mental health ward, her husband said.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was arrested in April 2016, falsely charged with spying, and later sentenced to five years in prison. She had been visiting family in Iran for the Iranian New Year with her baby daughter Gabriella.

Iranian Regime Calls on People to Report Their Fellow Citizens’ “Immoral” Behaviour

Iranian Regime Calls on People to Report Their Fellow Citizens’ “Immoral” Behaviour

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian regime, for four decades, has suppressed the people of Iran. It has denied the people of the most basic of human rights and has plundered their wealth. It has ensured that freedom is curbed and it has punished countless citizens for acts that it describes as “immoral”. Acts that most of the rest of the world do not give a second thought about in their respective countries. For instance, posting their political opinions on social media, wearing what they wish, holding or attending mixed-sex parties, campaigning for human rights, and so on.

Maryam Rajavi and the Rights of Women in Iran

Maryam Rajavi and the Rights of Women in Iran

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Iranian opposition, is committed to improving the lives of all Iranians in a future free Iran, but today, we will look at her commitment to women’s rights. Here are the ten ways Maryam Rajavi plans to improve women’s status in Iran.

FIFA Ejects Fans Over Slogans but Compromises With Iran on Stadium Ban for Women

FIFA Ejects Fans Over Slogans but Compromises With Iran on Stadium Ban for Women

By INU Staff

INU - On Tuesday, the BBC reported that the international soccer federation, FIFA, had apologized and expressed commitment to a different application of its policies after two fans were kicked out of the Women’s World Cup match between Canada and New Zealand because of slogans on their t-shirts. The slogans reflected the effort of the Open Stadiums movement to convince Iranian authorities to reverse their decades-long ban on the presence of female spectators at male sporting events.

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