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FIFA should take a stand against Iran

FIFA should take a stand against Iran By JOHN DOYLE, Columnists

The Globe and Mail, FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Today, I'll be at the Portugal-Iran game in Group D of this thrilling World Cup. Group D has two first-string teams, Portugal and Mexico, and the underdogs are Iran and Angola. Portugal is the glamour team, although it struggled to beat Angola last weekend. But it's Iran I'm thinking of today.

Here's the thing — I don't think Iran should be at this World Cup. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association should have barred the country from participating.

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Iran: Women protest in Tehran

Iran: Women protest in Tehran NCRI - Protests and demonstrations by women in Tehran on Monday were partially reported by the state-run media as it took a wide area in the capital. According to eye witness accounts and the media, demonstrators had to move from one place to another to avoid suppressive forces but to keep the protest going. Tehran University students joined the women and staged a gathering.

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Iran, Syria added to US blacklist of human traffickers

Iran, Syria added to US blacklist of human traffickersBy P. Parameswaran

Agence France Presse, WASHINGTON - Iran and Syria were added to a US blacklist of countries trafficking in people, a State Department report said Monday, while raising concerns over an influx of sex workers to Germany for the World Cup soccer tournament.

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Iran: Police in Tehran ordered to arrest women in 'un-Islamic' dress

Police in Tehran ordered to arrest women in 'un-Islamic' dress · Taxi drivers responsible for clothes of passengers
· Purge allied with effort to cut viewing of western TV

Robert Tait in Tehran

The Guardian - Iran's Islamic authorities are preparing a crackdown on women flouting the stringent dress code in the clearest sign yet of social and political repression under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
From today police in Tehran will be under orders to arrest women failing to conform to the regime's definition of Islamic morals by wearing loose-fitting hijab, or headscarves, tight jackets and shortened trousers exposing skin.

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IRAN: Crackdown Won't Stop Women's Movement, Activists Vow

IRAN: Crackdown Won't Stop Women's Movement, Activists VowLisa Söderlindh

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - The total number of arrests following a gathering of hundreds of women's rights defenders who had made their way from Tehran's Daneshjoo Park to Laleh Park on Mar. 8 remains uncertain, as is the fate of those arrested by security forces, which reportedly used harsh tactics to disperse the peaceful demonstration.

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Iranian Women and the Path to a Free Iran

Iranian Women and the Path to a Free IranNCRI - On the state of women in Iran and their resistance to the clerical regime, The American Thinker published an article by Roya Johnson, vice president of the US Alliance for Democratic Iran and former Iranian political prisoner, which you find below:

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