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News: Women

70 Female Cyclists Arrested in Iran

70 Female Cyclists Arrested in Iran

Seventy female cyclists were arrested in Tehran’s Vali-Asr Square for breaking the Regime’s mandatory hijab laws, according to Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Ismaeli on Tuesday.

He didn’t say anything about the timing of the arrests, only saying that the women had broken the rules of “chastity and hijab”.

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New Report on Women's Rights in Iran

New Report on Women's Rights in Iran

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a new report looking in women’s rights in Iran, specifically the clerical regime’s violations of those rights and the brave activists fighting for those rights.

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Poverty Forces Iran’s Cycling Champion to Resort to Street Vending

Poverty Forces Iran’s Cycling Champion to Resort to Street Vending

Atousa Abbasi, the record holder of women’s bicycling in Iran, has been forced into street vending to earn her living due to the regime’s abysmal economic policies that have all but destroyed the livelihood of ordinary Iranians.

Atousa Abbasi and her husband, a former cycling coach, and their child live in a rented parking lot. Her husband is now a driver transporting passengers.

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Iran Regime Appeals Court Upholds Flogging and Lengthy Imprisonment Sentence for Female Activist

Iran Regime Appeals Court Upholds Flogging and Lengthy Imprisonment Sentence for Female Activist

The Iranian regime's appeals court in Tehran has upheld a flogging and prison sentence for a civil rights activist.

Branch 36 of Tehran’s Appeals Court has upheld 74 lashes and a six-year prison sentence for Sepideh Farhan, graduate of architecture and a civil activist on charges of “disrupting public order through participating in illegal gatherings” and “association and collusion to act against national security.”

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Iran Regime Increases Crackdown on Women’s Freedom

Iran Regime Increases Crackdown on Women’s Freedom

Iran’s regime has been increasing its crackdowns on civil liberties over the past few months, specifically targeting women, but now the suppression is set to get even more intense with the regime announcing new ways to deal with what it believes to be “unchaste” and “improper” behaviour.

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