Iran: Female Futsal Player Eliminated From Team for Violating Hijab Regulations

NCRI - The misogynist Iranian regime has eliminated a national women’s futsal team member for failing to abide by hijab regulations.

Shiva Amini took to her Instagram page to write this about her banning:

“For our officials, it is not important to bring home a medal of honor for Iran. Hijab is more important for them than women’s sports and this is painful. Is the hijab rule mandatory outside of the country that I have to obey it?”

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Iran: Female Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike in Critical Condition

NCRI - The human rights activist Atena Daemi, currently held in Evin Prison, is said to be in a critical condition, suffering from numerous health problems due to her continued hunger strike.

Atena Daemi is spending her 17th day of hunger strike on Monday April 24 in Evin Prison women’s ward. Meanwhile, Atena’s mother, who visited her on Sunday April 23, maintained that “the regime’s Revolutionary Guards, judiciary, and Prosecutor-General are responsible for Atena’s life.”

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Iran: I'd Rather Die Than Give in to Oppression, Writes Female Political Prisoner

NCRI - The imprisoned human rights defender ‘Atena Daemi’ has gone on a hunger strike in Evin Prison, to protest against conviction of her two sisters Hanieh and Ensieh.

Pointing to how families of political prisoners are taken hostage, the political prisoner writes in her letter about her determination to go on with her hunger strike until her demands are met.

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Iran: Jailed civil activist and her sisters charged with insulting security agents, sentenced to prison

NCRI - According to reports, jailed civil activist Atena Daemi and her two sisters Aniseh and Hanieh have been sentenced to prison and suspended prison for “insulting the officers on duty.”

According to the court ruling, head of Tehran Criminal Court ‘Judge Ali Babaee’ has said that ‘resisting arrest’ was not established, but ‘insulting the officers on duty’ was.

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Iran: Female Prisoner Once Again Transferred to Solitary Confinement

NCRI - According to reports, prison officials in Kerman Central Prison have on Saturday March 25 transferred Afsaneh Bayazidi to solitary confinement, where the Kurdish girl will be held till the end of this week, namely for 15 days, according to a decision made by security officials.

An informed source from inside the prison has confirmed that Afsaneh Bayazidi has been ‘questioned and interrogated’ by Kerman Central Prison officials after writing a closed letter to Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, according to a Kurdish news agency.

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Iran: Women are Being Arrested, Tortured, and Executed under Rouhani’s Watch

Iran is A Leading State in Women’s Oppression

All dictators are known to oppress their opponents, lie to society about their policies, and resort to any crime necessary to remain in power. Hitler believed a lie should be preposterous to make it believable.

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International Women's Day: Belgian and European Parliamentarians Hold a Meeting With Iranian Women

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, a meeting, chaired by Belgian MP, Els Van Hoof, was held on Wednesday 8 March 2017 in the Belgian Parliament to discuss the plight of Iranian women under the theocratic rule of the mullahs. A delegation from the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran was invited, headed by its Chair of the Women Committee, Sarvi Chitsaz. A dozen of parliamentarians including several members of the European parliament spoke in this meeting.

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Iran: The Message of a Prominent Political Prisoner, on the Occasion of the International Women's Day

NCRI - The prominent political prisoner, Abolghasem Fouladvand in a message on the occasion of the International Women's Day stated: “we commemorate the International Women's Day while the Iran regime has always represented misogynistic conducts towards the women during the whole 38 years. They have actually disregarded women's rights through oppression and violence in my country."

The following is part of his letter:

"Khomeini initially committed the crime by forcing the veil or coining the motto of "wearing a headscarf or being an underdog". As soon as the Iran regime began to reign, the women got deprived of holding judiciary positions, working in the ministries or standing for the presidential nomination. The regime explicitly announced that the women take the low priority and they do not have human rights.

Read more: Iran: The Message of a Prominent Political Prisoner, on the Occasion of the International Women's Day

Commemorating International Women's Day on the Eve of March 8 in Stockholm, Oslo, the Hague and Gothenburg

NCRI - On the occasion of International Women's Day, an event commemorating March 8 was held in Stockholm, Sweden with MPs and dignitaries as well as members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance.

The speakers included:

Beatrice Gorenburg, from the Central Council of the Women’s Committee of the of Social Democratic Party of Sweden

Annika Hyrvanen Falk, Member of the Swedish Parliament

Read more: Commemorating International Women's Day on the Eve of March 8 in Stockholm, Oslo, the Hague and Gothenburg

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