Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICHRI) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court. “They quickly […]

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 […]

Iran government at odds over Sarah Shourd

Iran government at odds over Sarah Shourd

WNN Breaking 20 September, 2010 Government infighting in the IRI – Islamic Republic of Iran on the recent release date and conditions for Sarah Shourd reveals that all may not be well for the stability in the leadership inside the country. While IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was staging a grand public ceremony at the Presidential […]

Global politics of ‘pretty’ women bends coverage of Iran’s election protesters?

Global politics of ‘pretty’ women bends coverage of Iran’s election protesters?

Sex sells, but so does Iranian beauty, compelling even those who are disinterested in politics and current events to pay attention, if for no other reason to find out why the alluring girl in the photo has painted palms while she flashes a peace sign. Advertising agencies understand that attractiveness draws people in, forcing them to pay attention. In addition, photographers are known for working toward a poignant, beautiful, and memorable picture, so their focus on beauty should come as no surprise. However, is the narrative around what’s happening in Iran becoming dominated by the idea of what is beautiful?

Moral Victory of Iranian Women 30 Years After

Moral Victory of Iranian Women 30 Years After

Iran reporter ELAHE AMANI with Lys Anzia – WNN Features Dr. Shirin Ebadi and other lawyers and activists working with DHRC – Defenders of Human Rights Center Iran welcome the decision to set up a Campaign in defense of the Center and express their gratitude to members of the women’s movement who have provided much support […]

Do Signature Campaign Activists Belong on Trial?

Do Signature Campaign Activists Belong on Trial?

Campaign for Women Rights Iran – WNN Features (WNN) TEHRAN: “The Iranian government has been asked to drop charges against four women’s rights defenders facing imminent trial, and set aside other convictions for peaceful activities to promote equal rights for women in Iran,” said humanitarian defender, Human Rights First, in a July 17 plea. On July 14, […]

No Dignity, no Justice

No Dignity, no Justice

New crackdown on women activists in Iran Elahe Amani – WNN Features While the global community marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a year-long celebration of “Dignity and Justice for All,” there is neither dignity nor justice for women in Iran . And there are certainly no rights, either. […]