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Iran: Why Is Khamenei Opposing UNESCO 2030 Initiative?

NCRI - On May 7th Iran regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei officially stated his regime will not abide by the UNESCO 2030 initiative terms to expand and equalize education for all.

The cabinet of Iran regime’s President Hassan Rouhani that signed the document last winter was not obliged to do so, he added.

In this initiative, what Khamenei has stood firmly against, is the issue of gender equality in education.

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Video: Young Woman Ran Over by Iran Police For "Improper Veiling"

NCRI - A video clip posted on social media shows a young Iranian woman being run over by a police vehicle in Tehran for “improper veiling.”

Scenes show an ongoing dispute between the police and the young woman, and her being run over. Iran’s violent behavior with young men and women under the pretext of improper clothing, especially those seen by the repressive so called “Guidance Police” continues to this day.

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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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