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: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

IRAN: Attorney Sotoudeh stops hunger strike as daughter’s travel is allowed

Golnaz Esfandiari – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN: Prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ended her hunger strike earlier this week after the authorities reportedly removed a travel ban they had imposed on her young daughter. Her husband, Reza Khandan, reported the news on his Facebook page on December 4. The news led to expressions of […]

UN Commissioner Pillay “extremely concerned” for Iran prisoner Sotoudeh

UN Commissioner Pillay “extremely concerned” for Iran prisoner Sotoudeh

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A senior United Nations official today urged the Iranian Government to release a lawyer and human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 10 weeks, following reports that her health is deteriorating. “The High Commissioner has urged the Government of Iran […]

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 […]