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Dorsa Derakhshani looks like other teenagers, but she’s not.  This 18-year-old is the International Master Woman Grand Master who competed at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.  And, although she’s currently studying in Spain, Dorsa is a member of the Iranian Women's National Chess Team. 

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.

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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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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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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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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