By Hamideh Taati
A pregnant woman has died after setting herself on fire in Kermanshah, Iran, as a result of extreme poverty in yet another case of the economic crisis literally killing the Iranian people.
The 30-year-old woman, identified as Fereshteh Kahrarian, and her partner doused themselves in gasoline before setting fire to themselves on Wednesday, March 6.
Iranian women participated widely in protests across the country on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to news reports. This is not surprising because women have long been the driving force for political change in Iran, as seen during the Revolution to depose the Shah, which was stolen by the mullahs, and the uprising that began in December 2017. In fact, the Iranian Resistance is even led by a woman, Maryam Rajavi, and women enjoy many positions of power within the Resistance, compared with few and far opportunities in the Regime.
The Iranian Judiciary has called for the Provision of Security for Women Against Violence (PSW) bill to be fundamentally revised, expressing doubts over whether the heavy punishments stipulated in the bill for violations of women's rights may actually weaken the family structure, i.e. putting a husband in jail for beating his wife.
By Staff writer
The 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is being celebrated by the clerical regime in Iran. During the past four decades, the people of Iran have lived under extreme suppression that most people in free and democratic countries can simply not fathom.
Women in Iran have particularly been targeted by the regime and the oppression of women has affected society as a whole.