Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Golnaz Esfandiari for RFE/RL – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: A group of prominent Iranian women’s rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for President-elect Hassan Rohani, who spoke against gender discrimination during his campaign and said women and men should enjoy the same rights and opportunities. The group […]

IRAN: National conservative clerics move to sanction women from presidential bids

IRAN: National conservative clerics move to sanction women from presidential bids

WNN Justice – Iran (WNN/AI) Tehran, IRAN, CENTRAL ASIA: Iran’s ban on female presidential candidates contradicts several articles of the country’s Constitution as well as international law and should be removed, says human rights advocates Amnesty International. Thirty women have registered to stand as candidates for the forthcoming presidential election on June 14, 2013. Women […]

Iran officials continue intimidation of detained rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran officials continue intimidation of detained rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

WNN Justice (WNN/ICHRI) Tehran, IRAN: Reza Khandan, the husband of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that she is currently spending 20 days in solitary confinement, expected to end Wednesday. The human rights lawyer is being held in Ward 209 of […]