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INU - In an article on September 13 by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, they report on the fatwa issued by Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader, banning women's bicycling in public and in front of strangers.

He said, "Riding bicycle often attracts the attention of men and exposes the society to corruption, and thus contravenes women's chastity, and it must be abandoned,”according to the state-run media, September 10, 2016. 

Khamenei defined women's only "role and mission" as "motherhood and housekeeping" in his declaration a week before, when he spoke about the "direction of the state" and general policies on "family." 

These remarks, and this fatwa, reveal the contempt of the fundamentalist rulers for the Iranian people and particularly women. 

The regime has recently been beset by growing crises, and is stepping up repression and discrimination against women. 

According to the Women's Committee, National Council of Resistance of Iran, “No doubt, with solidarity and unity among the oppressed sectors of Iranian society, this fascist and misogynist regime would soon be toppled.” 

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