14-Year-Old Girl Beaten and Detained for 'Wearing Jeans' by Iran's Morality Police

A 14-year-old girl was innocently celebrating her birthday with friends in the city of Shiraz, when a patrol of “morality police” pulled up. The teenager, who is only being identified as “Zahra”, over fear of reprisals, said the officers forced her and her friends into a van, beating them when they resisted.

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Iran: A Female Political Prisoner's Shocking Report

NCRI - In a shocking report on the situation of political imprisoned mothers held in notorious Tehran’s Evin Prison, political prisoner Narges Mohammadi describes the psychological tortures they’re being put through.

“Some days of the week are special for the women held in Evin Prison. Eight prisoners out of a total 31, namely Maryam Akbari Monfared, Leila Jamaat, Nigara Afsharzadeh, Narges Mohammadi, Zahra Zehtabchi, Fatemeh Mosana, Azita Rafeizadeh and Nazanin Zaghari, have little kids”, writes Narges Mohammadi.

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A Letter From the Iranian- British Citizen Who Is Jailed by the IRGC

NCRI - The Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari, who has been arrested by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and sentenced to five years in jail, has in a letter to her daughter complained about being subjected to such a ‘horrifying and painful fate’ in her own birthplace.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, arrested on 3 April 2016 in Tehran’s airport when returning from her two-week trip to Iran, is now in Evin Prison. She has asked her daughter in a letter to forgive her mom for being forced to leave her little daughter alone.

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Iran: A Female Political Prisoner Disappeared

NCRI - There is no news about the whereabouts and condition of Shahnaz Akmali who is the mother of Mostafa Karim Beigi. He is one of the victims of 2009 uprising in Iran that his mother was arrested yesterday by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and no information is available up to now. Beigi Family has been following up since yesterday and yet they have not received any information.

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Addiction Is Rising Among Women in Iran: Rouhani's Vice-President

NCRI - The Vice President in the Cabinet of Hassan Rouhani in the Section of Women and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi expressed her concern regarding women and family affairs as well as the rise of drug addiction among the Iranian women. She stated that 9% of addicts are of women in Iran.

As Khabaronline News Agency reported, Shahindokht Molaverdi in the National Congress of Youth Affairs referred to the reduction age of drug use in Iran and said:"It is alarming that the patterns of drug use have transformed from traditional drugs to industrial and psychotropic substances among the girls in particular."

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UK Woman Imprisoned in Iran Has Conviction Upheld in Appeals Court

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was fighting a five-year sentence on unspecified charges relating to national security

A British-Iranian woman sentenced to five years in jail in Iran on unspecific charges relating to national security has had her conviction upheld in the appeals court, according to judiciary officials. ‘The guardian,’ reported on January 23, the following is a part of this article.

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Iran: Gender Segregation in Tehran, This Time by Separating Recreation Centers

NCRI - In continuation of its gender separation plans Tehran municipality intends to build two recreation centers named “Shardokht” which is only for use of girl students.

According to a report by ISNA news agency, on Wednesday January 18, director general of women’s affairs in Tehran municipality said two recreation centers in area 1 and 3 in Tehran will be launched and “these places can be used as a healthy niche for girls.”

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Removal of 10th Feminist-Themed Movies From Iran Fajr Film Festival

NCRI - According to Tasnim news agency, Iran regime’s minister of culture and guidance on January 19 in a meeting with Makarem Shirazi, a state mullah, referring to the purging of the so-called Fajr film festival, announced elimination of 10 feminist-themed movies.

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Two Young Women Arrested in Iran for Riding Motorcycle

NCRI - The Iranian regime has arrested two young women for the ‘crime’ of riding a motorbike in Dezful, southern Iran, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on January 12.

“In absence of State Security Forces, two ‘norm breaking girls’ exploited the opportunity in Boostan Jangali (a natural park) and committed an action against revolutionary norms and values by riding a motorcycle,” stated Colonel Ali Elhami, the commander of Dezful’s State Security Forces on Wednesday, January 11.

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