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Iran’s Biggest Threat? Women Removing the Forced Hijab

Iran Focus

London, 13 Jan - Iran faces many crises at the moment, ranging from US sanctions that are crippling the economy to mass protests against the ruling mullahs to a drought that threatens the lives of every Iranian. But, according to the mullahs, none is more dangerous to their continued rule than women removing the mandatory hijab.

They even believe that the anti-hijab protests that many Iranian women have taken part in over the past year are part of a plot by the West to bring about the collapse of the ruling theocracy.

Woman Who Accused Iran Mp of Rape Found Dead

Iran Focus

London, 10 Jan - A woman who accused Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi of rape was found dead in her home in East Azarbaijan Province on Sunday, with the cause of death as yet unknown, but many are speculating foul play.

Zahra Navidpour, 28, had told the Human Rights Activists News Agency that she received constant threats on her life from Khodadadi, the chair of the parliament’s Social Commission, and those close to him, some of which were recorded

Iran-morality-police

Iran Focus

London, 7 Nov - Two young woman filed a complaint against Iran’s Morality Police for beating them, because their head covering was deemed ‘insufficient’.

State-run IRNA news agency reported that their attorney, Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, said,“The 9th Branch of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Armed Forces Judiciary Committee overturned the case, arguing that there was not sufficient evidence.”

Aghasi tweeted on November 2nd, that the Armed Forces Judiciary Committee rejected the complaints of the students.

4 Girls Die in a School Fire in Iran

Iran Focus

London, 20 Dec - The death of four six-year-old girls during a fire at a school in Zahedan, Iran, on December 18, has sent the nation into mourning.

The fire began after one student tripped over an oil heater whilst playing during a break and quickly spread throughout the school. Most of the 59 students were rescued by neighbours and school staff before firefighters arrived, but many students have been injured.

Azerbaijani activists

Iran Focus

London, 2 Nov - Iranian security forces have violently attacked two female Azerbaijani activists in an attempt to extract false confessions, leaving one in the hospital with broken teeth and injured fingers.

In late October, agents arrested Nasim Sadeghi and Hakimeh Ahmadi without explanation and sources close to the women reported that the pair were severely beaten.

Ahmadi’s husband Gholamreza Ghorbani posted a video on October 30, where he explained that she had been severely injured – agents broke her fingers and two of her rib bones – and has now been moved to the hospital. He said that the authorities had refused to tell him which hospital she was in, forbade him from visiting, and said that he would be liable for the cost of the medical treatment.

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