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In a recent article published on http://www.frontpagemag.com/, Dr. Rafizadeh discusses the Iran regime’s crack down on Iran’s Islamic hijab laws. Not only does the Iran regime demand women to wear full black covering (chador), but now Iran’s President Rouhani intends to enforce this law by way of thousands of police called the “veil police.”
Not only do the veil police arrest, fine, and imprison those who violate Iran’s Islamic “veil” code, they also allow public services only to those who wear full veil and chador, not the normal hijab.
Hence, if you want to use hospitals, medical clinics, public libraries, government buildings, universities, and so on, you have to wear the full veil (chador), not the normal hijab.
What does this mean for the human rights situation in Iran? The Iran regime continues to move its country and people towards more extremism and gender discrimination.
Read the full story, “THE ISLAMIC VEIL POLICE” on Frontpagemag.com.
Time and time again, Iran is listed as the country with the second highest rate of executions in the world.The Huffington Post shared an insightful article from Movements.org, that discusses the disturbing human rights violations taking place in Iran.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
The cruel and unusual punishment the Iranian government inflicts on its citizens does not stop at death sentences for crimes not meeting international standards, but continues in its treatment of prisoners currently sitting on death row. Two days after his execution, Hamed Ahmadi’s words gave the world a glimpse into the atrocities committed against death row prisoners. It describes how, over the course of five years, prison guards repeatedly left him with the impression he was to be executed the next day:
“The door opened. Our hearts started to pound. The nightmare of death was coming true…But 45 days went by. Every day, we thought we would be executed the next day but no one came for us. We approached death 45 times. We said good-bye to life 45 times.”
To read the full article or to share on social media visit The Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iranian-government-wages-a-war-on-its-citizens_us_57c8098be4b06c750dd8cfbf
National Council of Resistance in Iran leader Maryam Rajavi was the keynote speaker at Saturday’s rally in Paris, with a demand that Washington abandon the Iranian nuclear accord and take a far more aggressive posture toward Tehran.
July 9, 2016 – Gathering to call for regime change in Iran.
While the Obama administration lifted many economic sanctions on Iran under last year’s nuclear accord, the State Department has continued to list the nation as a state sponsor of terrorism, and international sanctions remain on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Read the full story here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/13/iranian-dissidents-call-for-regime-change/
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The Iranian regime announced a new plan to suppress women for “mal-veiling,” deploying approximately 7,000 undercover morality police officers in Tehran this week.
Morality police patrol the streets and report improper wearing of hijab to the Iranian authorities in order to monitor the observance of the Islamic dress code. Their presence has been felt for decades, but many Iranians were surprised and disappointed by their resurgence this week. Tehran’s morality police has seeded distrust and dismay in many Iranian women, and many feel that their presence fuels vigilantes to harass and humiliate women for their dress.
Many Iranians expressed their frustration with the Iranian regime for wasting resources forcing the observance of compulsory hijab and continuing to suppress women’s rights. Farideh Karimi, a human rights activist, condemned Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for not supporting Iranian women by fighting the morality police. “According to the regime’s laws, Rouhani has the authority to halt the new suppressive measures against women. By refusing to do so, he is in practice endorsing them.” She further condemned the regime for using their power to further gender disparity: “The regime’s suppressive institutions are ever more blatantly cracking down on women. This has been a tenet of the mullahs’ regime from its outset.”
Karimi is a member of The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Iran’s largest opposition group. The NCRI’s 10-Point Plan for Iran created by their president-elect, Maryam Rajavi, endorses gender equality, calling for a freedom of dress, marriage, education, and employment, and an abolishment of gender disparity.