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Iran Refused to Ban Child Marriage: Here's Why

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian Regime failed to pass a parliamentary motion, proposed in December, which could have banned child marriage in the country, but this should come as no surprise when you understand that many of the ruling clerics have taken child brides themselves.

Body of Victim Stolen and Secretly Buried by Iran Security Forces

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian security forces have smuggled the body of a rape victim who died under suspicious circumstances out of the coroner’s office and secretly buried it in a cemetery in a small village before an autopsy could take place.

Zahra Navidpour, 28, was found dead at her mother’s home on Sunday, January 6, and the prosecutor’s office in Malekan announced her death as an “apparent suicide”. However, when her body was delivered to the Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, security forces stole her body and buried it secretly in Tazeh Qaleh (Malik Kandi) village.

Women watching men’s soccer matches

By INU Staff

INU- Just one day after a publicity stunt by the Iranian Regime to promote their so-called commitment to removing gender segregation for sports’ fans, prosecutor general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, made it clear that he opposes women being allowed to attend men’s soccer matches because it drives them to “sin”.

Khamenei Disregards Iran’s Record on Women’s Rights in Order to Criticize the Us

Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account to defend and promote his country’s policy of mandatory veiling for all women, and to accuse the United States of being the worse violator of women’s rights. The tweet referred to “the disaster of countless sexual assaults on Western women—including incidents leading to #MeToo campaign,” then linked to a post on the supreme leader’s official website, which consisted of excerpts of his previous speeches in defense of strict adherence to the regime’s interpretation of Islamic law as it applies to women.

Iran Regime’s Savage Treatment of Sufi Women Prisoners

By INU Staff

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.

By INU Staff

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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