Sunday, November 12, 2017

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A group of plundered men and women gathered in protest outside the Ministry of Agricultural Crusade (Jihad) in Iran'a capital Tehran on Tuesday, November 7. The protesters, looted by Vali Asr Financial Institute, demanded to have their money back. They addressed the supreme leader in their chants and asked whether stealing and robbery are allowed in the country.
In another news the Plundered men and women gathered for the second day outside the Ministry of Agricultural Crusade (Jihad) in Tehran on Wednesday, November 8. They have been looted by Vali Asr Financial Institute and protested the government’s support for the crooked institute. The State Security forces attacked the protesters using tear gas and beat up, women and children. On the same day in Ahwaz, southwest Iran, people protested against the government-backed Arman institute, by gathering in front of the governor’s office. They marched to the Department of Justice and continued to protest against fraud by the state authorities. They also protested against a judicial authority who had said, “the looted are not innocent.”

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According to the state-run House of Nurses website Nov. 6, the Iranian nurses consisting of a high numbers of women work under unbearable conditions which have led to the deaths of a number of them. However, Iranian regime's officials have so far not attended this problem to find a genuine solution. Alireza Azarpanah, Head of the Nursing System in the city of Doroud, in western Lorestan Province, said, “Job-related stress rapidly frazzles nurses. The fatigue caused by compulsory overtime work, complex shifts as well as having to do things unrelated to their profession, bring about psychological and physical harms for them.” He suggested the implementation of the Law on Harmful Jobs as a solution which would reduce the pressure on nurses by offering them early retirement. The Iranian regime’s Supreme Administrative Court announced on November 7, 2017, that the Law on Early Retirement after 20 years of work in harmful jobs is applicable to nurses.
However, in light of the shortage of 100,000 nurses and the simultaneous lingering of 11,000 unemployed educated nurses in the country, the implementation of this law seems to be adding pressure on nurses rather than reducing it. (The official IRNA news agency – November 7, 2017)

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Three young Baha'i's, including two women, were sentenced each to five years of prison for following up on their cases of being deprived of higher education because of their faith. Rouhieh Safajoo, Tara Houshmand, 21 and Sarmad Shadabi, 22, were denied higher education after passing the admission tests. They were arrested in March 2016 for legally following up their cases and publishing their issue in the social media. The three were released on bail a month later in April 2016. After repeated summons and trials they were tried on September 26, and a few days ago in November 2017, were informed that they had been given 5-year sentences each for “acting against national security by adhering to the Baha'i faith.”

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“We are going to prove that 90 per cent of child laborers get raped", said the executive director of the Organization of Social Services in Iran's capital-Tehran’s Municipality following a research done on 400 child laborers. The state-run Salamatnews.com published a report run by the official Iran newspaper which included some painful examples of sexual assault on deprived girls and child laborers. The same story was also reported by the state-run Rokna.ir website. The report narrates the stories of girl children who are assaulted and raped since very young age due to poverty and addiction of their parents.
The report also cites Elham Fakhari, member of Tehran’s City Council, as saying that “sexual abuse is the greatest ailment among young scavenger children.”
One of the characters in this report is Rana, 19, who has been engaged in dangerous and harmful jobs such as making spare parts for cars and working with acid. Rana’s father is an addict and used to sexually assault her four daughters. The girls were also victimized by other men in the community. (The state-run Salamatnews.com – November 8, 2017)
The Iranian regime’s officials have admitted that at least 42 million of the 80-million strong population of Iran live below the poverty line and 30 million are hungry. 80 per cent of wage earners live under the poverty line. The growing number of child laborers, prostitution and addiction, as well as sexual abuse of children are but part of the consequences of the policies of the mullahs’ religious dictatorship that spends Iranian people’s wealth on domestic suppression and on belligerence and meddling in other countries.

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An Iranian Kurdish woman is under torture and inhuman pressures to make false televised confessions. Chini Akharkhoob, from Saqqez, a city in Iranian Kurdistan Province, who was arrested by intelligence agents on September 26, is still in prison after 40 days. The Department of Intelligence has told Ms. Akharkhoob that they would release her only after she speaks out against Kurdish opposition parties before the camera. She has refused to give in to this demand and as a result the Intelligence Department has increased its pressures on her and her family in order to make her cave in. After the independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan, held on September 25, 2017, hundreds of Iranian Kurds were arrested by security and intelligence agents for celebrating the outcome. At least 10 of those arrested were women. The Iranian regime has conditioned the release of these prisoners on making false TV confessions.

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A pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after intelligence agents raided her residence in Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan. According to a report published on November 6, Sara Farhadi was alone at home when agents of the Department of Intelligence violently broke into her house, carried out a thorough search and took away some equipment. The shocked woman was transferred to hospital, nevertheless, she ended up having a miscarriage after two days. Sara’s husband, Erfan Karimi, is accused of collaboration with Kurdish opposition parties and threatened with arrest. He has disappeared since four months ago. The pressure on his family continues to turn their son in.

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According to state-run ISNA news agency Nov. 5, Zeinab Karimi, footballer of the Kheibar women’s team of Khorramabad (capital of Lorestan Province in western Iran), experienced an inhuman treatment after being injured on the field. In an interview about her injury during the third week of women’s Football League she said, “I was injured in the 20th minute of the game. I remained suffering from pain beside the field until the end of the first half of the game. The supervisor did not even turn an eye on me. The ambulance driver came to me, but when I asked him to quickly take me to the hospital, he answered that ‘the supervisor does not allow this. Since you are not bleeding, we do not have permission to transfer you to hospital.” After a while, I was taken to hospital by someone’s car. As for the reaction of the manager of the Khuzistan Club who said, “there was not any serious problems,” she posed a question, “Is a dislocated shoulder not important?” “I waited for four hours in the hospital before being attended to because I had not been transferred by an ambulance. They did not even give me a chair to sit,” she lamented.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Mojgan Siyami, author and Managing Editor of Saray Magazine, has been arrested by security forces in Ardabil, northwestern Iran on Oct. 22 for unknown reasons. She has been transferred to an unknown location.







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According to State-run Rokna news agency, the State Security forces expelled three young women on Oct. 26 who were attempting to enter Azadi Stadium to watch the soccer match between the two most prominent Iranian football teams in the Capital Tehran. The female fans had donned men’s clothes in a bid to enter the stadium. Shahindokht Molaverdi, Hassan Rouhani’s Deputy for Citizen’s Rights Affairs, had recently admitted that the conditions are not yet prepared for women’s presence in soccer stadiums in Iran.

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People plundered by Iran Khodro car manufacturing company held a protest gathering Wednesday, October 25, in front of the Ministry of Mines and Industries on Tehran’s Somayyeh Street. The protesters including a significant number of women complained about having paid for a vehicle to the company’s office in East Tehran but receiving neither the vehicle nor their money back. They sat down in the middle of the street and chanted, “God is the greatest.” and their placards read, “Pre-sale of Iran Khodro products is a flagrant fraud.”

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The nurses and staff of Velayat Hospital in Rasht, northern Iran, staged a protest gathering to demand 13 months of unpaid fees. The majority of participants were women. Reports indicate that the hospital owes an average of 8 million toumans ($2.454) of unpaid fees to every single employee. The nurses, who are employed on temporary contracts, risk being fired by the hospital’s disciplinary office when they protest.


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Two young women were arrested in Iran for riding a motorbike and posting their pictures on the internet. State -run Aftab website Oct. 24 reported “The two young women whose pictures had been published on the internet were identified and dealt with,” said the commander of the State Security Force of the city of Dezful, in southwestern Khuzistan Province.


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Three women were arrested for modeling activities in Sistan-o Baluchistan Province, southeastern Iran. Ali Mohammadi, Commander of the Public Security Police in the province, announced, “A woman owning a hairdresser, had employed two other women as models for ads in the social networks to invite customers to her shop. The agents went to the business, arresting the three women and sealing the shop.” reported state run ISNA news Oct. 25.

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Iranian students staged a number of gatherings at Tehran’s Amir Kabir, Allameh Tabatabaii universities and the University of Qazvin on Monday, October 23, in protest of the new nominee for the Minister of Sciences and Higher Education. Female students actively participated in these gatherings. Similar gatherings took place on October 24, at the University of Sciences & Industries, and the School of Art in Tehran as well as at the Fedowsi University of Mashhad. 
Hassan Rouhani’s nominee, Mansour Gholami -who was proposed to the iranian regime's parliament on Sunday, October 22- currently presides over the Bou Ali Sina University of Hamedan. He held the same post under Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005) where students were beaten, killed and arrested by intelligence agents. He also opened the dormitories for entry of plain-clothes agents and endorsed the purchase of electric batons for the university’s disciplinary forces to facilitate their crackdown on students.

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Nurses of Tehran’s Khomeini Hospital held a gathering to protest their small salaries and pressure at work on Oct. 24. Mohammad Sharifi, Deputy Director of the National Nurses’ Organization, admitted on the same day that the nurses’ conditions have deteriorated under Rouhani and that some 500 nurses leave the country every year.



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Some 2000 Iranian men and women whose deposits have been plundered by state-backed credit institutions such as Caspian, Alborz-e Iranian (Arman) and Padideh gathered in front of the regime's Parliament in Tehran to demand their stolen money. The call for this rally had been issued on the internet in advance.




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The residents of Orumiyeh, northwestern Iran, were outraged on Monday, October 23, when news broke out that a janitor had sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl at the school. The parents whose daughters studied in the city’s Shohada girls school poured into the school and set its equipment on fire.

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Sheida Abedi was arrested by intelligence agents at 7 am on Monday, October 21, at her home in Birjand, northwestern Iran. The intelligence agents thoroughly searched Ms. Abedi’s residence, after arresting this 26-year-old woman of Bahaii faith. Ten other Bahaiis have also been detained over the past week in the cities of Rasht, northern Iran, and Kermanshah in the west.



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A young Iranian woman was sentenced to 100 lashes and forced labor in a hospital for a year on the alleged charge of illicit online relations. Their trial was held on October 20.
The accusation was made based on the inspection of her massages in the Telegram social network by the Iranian Cyber Police (FATA).
The woman denied the charge, but the court sentenced her to 100 lashes and one year of forced labor in a mental hospital. The court also sentenced the accused man to a two-year exile in a remote village in southern Iran. Flogging and forced labor sentences are a punishment recently issued by the Iranian regime’s judiciary for online relationships, a charge that has not been defined as a crime in the Iranian regime’s laws.

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Students of Law and Political Sciences of Tehran University staged a protest gathering against mismanagement of the school and policies aimed at restriction of students’ activities.
Young women had a significant presence in this protest on Saturday, October 21, 2017, organized upon a previous call.
The students protested abysmal conditions of the college’s building and the officials’ failure to respond to their demands. College officials have not taken any measures so far to deal with the problems the students have raised.

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Iranian political prisoner Atena Daemi sent a letter out of prison announcing, “As an Iranian, I announce that not only I’m not an IRGC member, but I’m incarcerated because of IRGC’s crimes.”
Her statement follows the statements by the mullahs’ Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, in reaction to the US black-listing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), indicating that every Iranian is an IRGC member.
Ms. Daemi refused to attend a scheduled trial on Sunday, October 22, 2017, to examine new complaints filed against her by Evin Prison’s infirmary. Atena Daemi said she would not attend the court because it was “unjust” and that “Khani, head of the infirmary, and Charmahali, warden of Evin Prison, had to be prosecuted for denying her medical treatment.”
Atena Daemi had to undergo another surgery after her cholecystectomy to remove large kidney stones which the prison’s clinic officials have prevented.

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Iran’s girls’ basketball team was removed from the Asian U16 games because of the Iranian federation’s $325000 debt to FIBA. The team was to take part in the official event for the first time after 37 years. In response to reporters, Mahmoud Mashhoun, head of the Iranian Basketball Federation, only said, “I would be present in the meetings and will try to solve the problem.” reported state-run ISNA news agency – October 21.
The Iranian regime has demonstrated outright incompetence in managing sports, and particularly, women’s sports. Iranian female athletes do not enjoy any official support by the government.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Teachers have been protesting continuously over the past seven weeks in cities across Iran. On Tuesday, October 17, a group of female literacy teachers, staged a protest outside the governor’s office in Soldouz, West Azerbaijan Province, in northwest Iran. On Monday, October 16, a group of teachers and staff working for the Department of Education in Kerman, staged their second consecutive day of protest outside the Department of Education. They are protesting the process of their own employment, saying their positions do not correspond with their work experience.

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Associated France Press reported on Sat. Oct. 21, that an attack on Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul- Afghanistan killed 56 and wounded 55 others. Another suicide bomber also killed 20 people and wounded 10 at a mosque in the impoverished and remote central province of Ghor  غورon Friday, the interior ministry said. The death toll for the week now stands at more than 200.



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Three more women have been named as state ministers, bringing the total number of women in the United Arab Emirates cabinet to 9. During a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, October 19, 30-year-old Sara Al Amiri was named Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Mariam Al Muhairi as Minister of State for Food Security, and Hessa Eisa Bu Humaid as Minister of Community Development.
Al Amiri, who holds a master's degree in computer engineering, has served as Chairperson for the UAE Council of Scientists and is associated with the Mohammad bin Rashid Space Centre. She is also the UAE Mars Mission Deputy Project Manager — Science Team Leader at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). Prior to this, Al Amiri was the director for the Department of Research and Development at the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, which is now the MBRSC.
According to Baloch Campaign, Sara Amiri is an Iranian born Baloch woman who emigrated to UAE.
Mariam Al Muhairi, 38, the new Minister of State for Food Security, has served as the assistant undersecretary for Water Resources and Nature Conservation Affairs at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
She began her career soon after graduating from one of Europe’s leading engineering universities, with specialisation in Development and Design Engineering. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rheinish-Westphalian Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany.
Al Muhairi has paid great attention to the issue of groundwater depletion in the UAE.
Hessa Eisa Bu Humaid, appointed Minister of Community Development, is a graduate of the Programme for Leadership Development and served as the executive director of the Government Services Sector, Prime Minister’s Office, and had been overseeing the development of government services in the UAE through the Emirates Government Service Excellence Programme. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science and Focus Marketing from Zayed University and Master’s in Business Administration from American University of Sharjah, an Executive Diploma in Public Administration and Polices from Lee Kuan Yew School, Singapore.

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The Iranian regime does not support women athletes and by doing so attempts to marginalize them as it has done so in politics and economics. Atousa Abbasi, a bronze medal winner in the Asian Bicycling Race and a record holder in women’s speed cycling in Iran, is a street vendor now due to financial problems. She has been deprived of participating in cycling tournaments due to breaches made by her husband who is a cycling coach, according to the state-run Mashreq website - October 18.
At the same time, Sousan Rashidi, who has been the champion of women’s kick boxing for eleven terms, is now training under difficult conditions for foreign tournaments. She is a nomad girl living in Kermanshah, western Iran. Due to poverty and the special conditions of her family, she has to work in the village from early in the morning, including baking bread, taking the sheep for grazing, bringing woods, etc. She does not even have her own birth certificate and uses her deceased sister’s birth certificate.
Ms. Rashidi said, “Some days, I did not have my transportation fare to go for training. Sometimes, if I were given some money to buy an egg to eat, I saved the money to pay for my transportation.”
She told the state-run ISNA on Dec. 26, 2016: “I became a champion for nine terms, but I did not receive any prize for these wins”.

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October has been studded by protests to the state-backed companies in Iran which have looted people’s properties and deposits with women playing an active part in them. In the capital Tehran, people whose deposits have been plundered by Padideh and Caspian institutes rallied at 7 pm, October 19, in Keshavarz Blvd. and chanted, “Citizens’ rights are gone, people are oppressed”, “Shame, shame, on the Judiciary.”
In Ahwaz, capital of the oil-rich province of Khuzistan in southwest Iran, people protested against the government-backed Arman institute, by gathering at 5 pm in front of the governor’s office upon a previous call.
The protesters got furious when they faced closed doors of the governor’s office and attempted to break them open, which forced the guards to open the doors.
The State Security Force attacked the protesters by batons, taking away or breaking their cellphones to prevent them from filming the scenes. According to eyewitnesse accounts a large number of guards surrounded the protesters who chanted, “Death to the irresponsible government”, “We are fighters, fight and we will fight back.”
One of the women participating in the protest, furiously cried out, “Iran is the only country whose wealth goes everywhere except to her own people.

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Women of Deyr staged a protest on Monday, October 16, at the Governor’s Office in this southern Iranian city of Boushehr Province against frequent water cut-offs in their town. The women entered the governor’s office and said part of their town’s water has been diverted to a factory but officials have not solved the problem and just ordered rationing of water.
One of the women participating in the protest said, “The frequent water cut-offs have frustrated us. We do not know when we can wash the dishes or clothes. We have referred to the water company a number of times, but they have not undertaken any effective measures.”
Another protester said, “We do not have water in our village from morning till night.”

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Iranian officials warn elderliness has become a feminine phenomenon. The state-run ISNA reported on Oct. 18 that, Farahnaz Mohammadi, member of the Center for Elderliness Research, said, “The number of elderly women in Iran is more than the number of men. A large number of elderly people in Iran are illiterate and as a consequence, they have had a low chance of getting employed in young age and have little property.” In light of women’s economic participation of under 12% in Iran, the feminine face of poverty, and the general poverty in Iran, it is conceivable how horrible the situation of elderly women in the country is. 

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The Iranian regime’s judiciary issued a total of 8 years of suspended prison sentences for 4 women activists of Cosmic Mysticism Group (Erfan-e Halgheh).
Zahra Shafii Dahaghani, Melika Kavandi, Zahra Sadat Ebrahimi and Raha Davoudian were tried on October 11, and each sentenced to 1 year in prison and lashes at the first stage, but their verdicts were later commuted to 2 years of suspended jail after their appeal. The four women were arrested on August 28, of this year. Two of them, Raha Davoudian and Zahra Sadat Ebrahimi were released last week after the court session. The wave of arrests of the activists of the Cosmic Mysticism Group has mounted since a month ago following their protests against the new death penalty sentence issued for their leader, prisoner of conscience, Mohammad Ali Taheri. 

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22,000 women have been dealt with over a year in the city of Tonekabon, northern Iran, in line with the constant crackdown on women for imposing the compulsory veil. “The State Security Force in Tonekabon gave verbal warnings to 22,163 women over the past year and impounded 410 vehicles whose passengers had not observed the veil,” announced Tonekabon’s SSF commander, Ramin Shams, in his speech on the occasion of the SSF Day. He also admitted that his agents have sealed 310 businesses for not implementing gender segregation at the workplace. state-run Tonekabon city’s website reported October 16, 2017.

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“Some 1000 run-away girls were admitted to welfare centers over the past year,” the Iranian regime’s deputy for social affairs in the Welfare Organization announced. “The time limit of keeping run-away girls and women in the centers is about 3 to 4 months. Women whose families do not accept them would be kept until 8 months,” Habibollah Masoudi Farid added. He failed to explain though what happens to these women after eight months, and did not say anything about the number of women who never refer to such centers.
(The state-run Mehr news agency – October 16, 2017)
At the same time, Anoushirvan Mohseni Bandpay, director of the Welfare Organization, revealed that 37.9% of women in the capital, Tehran, are prone to mental disorders. Being a woman was among the reasons he mentioned for mental disorders in women. The women committee of the Iranian resistance NCRI, says: The lack of opportunity for social and economic participation accompanied by misogynous laws and policies have caused numerous problems for women in Iran.

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One of the Iranian regime’s high ranking religious scholars admitted that the mullahs have failed to impose the compulsory veil on Iranian women despite all their suppressive measures. “Despite all the various emphases in recent years, we have not been able to achieve our goals regarding mal-veiling. For this reason, we have to think of some solution for mal-veiling,” Mullah Jafar Sobhani said after admiring the suppressive State Security Force in a meeting with the SSF Commander, Hossein Ashtari, on October 8. It’s worth noting that 27 state agencies and 301 cultural organizations in Iran have been busy with the tasks of promoting and enforcing compulsory veil on Iranian women for the past 38 years. 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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According to the Iranian resistance-NCRI - Mohammad Nazari political prisoner in Gohardasht prison in Karaj is on his seventy day of hunger strike. Mohammad Nazari, by hunger strike is protesting his legal status and Iran regime’s failure to address his situation. One of his requests is to be transferred to a prison in Iranian Kurdistan province such as Mahabad or Orumiyeh. He has fallen unconscious several times during the hunger strike and the prison officials have not done anything about the prisoner's requests. Mohammad Nazari, was arrested in 1993 on the charges of having contact with Kurdish parties and was sentenced to death after false confession taken under torture. However, due to the pressure of human rights organizations, his death penalty was reduced to life imprisonment in 2007 and he was then transferred from Orumiyeh to Rajaei-Shahr prison.

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According to state-run Rokna news agency Oct. 7, Zohreh Ghasemi from Isfahan a 9th term medical student, suffocated by gas while taking shower in the dormitory of the Medical Sciences University of Shahr-e Kord, south central Iran. She died on the way to hospital.
Female students have time and again protested their living conditions in the dormitories.



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Women staged protests across from the Governor’s Office in Khorassan, northeast Iran, and the Headquarters of the Medical Sciences University of Lorestan, western Iran, on Saturday morning, October 7. In Khorassan Province, protesting women and stock owners of the Padideh Shandiz financial institute, wore white shrouds and staged a protest outside the Governor’s Office in Mashhad.
In Lorestan, Nurse’s aides held a protest outside the HQ of the Medical Sciences University in this province. The Ministry of Health has received 3.699.000 toumans ($113) tuition fee from the nurse’s aides, promising to recruit and employ them which never happened.

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According to state-run ILNA news agency an estimated 500 teachers participated in Tehran's gathering on "World Teachers's Day" on Oct. 5. Female teachers actively and extensively participated in nationwide gatherings in cities such as Tehran, Yazd, Ahwaz, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz and Gilan to name a few. They demanded not only their own legitimate rights but also the release of imprisoned teachers and political prisoners. Teachers changed, “Free imprisoned teachers, workers, and students”, “a teacher’s place is not in prison”, “we want a salary of at least 4 million toumans, over the poverty line”, and “we will persevere until our demands are met.”
Mrs. Farangis Mazloum, Soheil Arabis' mother also participated in the gathering in Tehran. Soheil Arabi, is a political prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than 40 days.

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 A number of contract teachers working in the town of Kangaver staged a protest gathering outside the Education Department on Wednesday, October 4, to protest against their unsuitable job conditions and low wages.
The majority of protesters were women.



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Three Iranian Baha'i' women were sentenced to five years  in prison each for their religious beliefs. They have been identified as Helia Moshtagh, Nava Monjazeb Ghamsari and Negar Bagheri Taregh.
They had been free on bail since 2016, but were tried on October 4, 2017, in a Revolutionary Court and sentenced to 5 years in prison each on the charge of “acting against national security.”


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Iranian civil rights activist Leila Mir-Ghaffari, who had been arrested on September 26, is being kept in inhuman conditions in a mental hospital in Tehran. The reason for her admssion to the mental hospital and under which intelligence agency and authority and under what charges is not clear.
Leila has been chained by the hands and feet to her bed. The only time the chains are off is when she needs to get out of the room to get fresh air.
Ms. MirGhaffari’s health and psychological conditions have been reported as grim and she is not able to speak due to the medications she is forced to take.
Leila Mir-Ghaffari had been previously arrested in June 2017 and released on bail after a week. She was also arrested following a gathering in front of Evin Prison in November 2015 and released on bail a month later. Leila Mir-Ghaffari was also summoned and interrogated in October 2016 for participating in Reyhaneh Jabbari’s memorial ceremony.

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According to state-run ensaf news website Oct. 3rd, Afghan girls studying in Kerman’s Zeinabiyeh primary school were collectively expelled on Monday, October 2, ten days after the beginning of the school year, without offering any explanation to the parents.
It is not clear why these children have been deprived of education, but under  Iranian regime’s laws, children who are borne in Iran from marriages between Iranian women and Afghan men, are not entitled to birth certificates and citizen rights until the child reaches 18. Afghan women and children who live in Iran are also subject to discrimination in medical treatment and other civil services. Recently Human Rights Watch released a report on the use of Afghan children for the Syrian war by the Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guards- IRGC.

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The Iranian regime's parliament or Majlis in Iran is stonewalling a bill seeking to raise the minimum age of women’s marriage. According to state-run ILNA news agency Oct. 2, Parvaneh Salahshouri the Majlis had not paid any attention to the demands of the women’s faction for one year and added, “It would be a great step, if we could place the bill on the agenda and at least, raise the age of girls’ marriage with their father’s permission from 9 to 15 years.
The agreement with (the French Oil Company) Total is quickly taken to the floor but the issues of children have to wait for a long time.”
“According to the laws of Iran, women are deprived of the right to divorce; they need their husband or father’s approval to travel. The custody of children over seven years of age is granted to the father. Altogether, these rules which give open hand to men and fathers to decide about every aspect of their children’s lives end up in phenomena such as child marriages.”

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The State-run Tasnim news agency affiliated with the Quds force belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC reported on Oct. 5 that Heydar Asiabi the Secretary of Semnan Province’s Staff in charge of Promoting Virtue and Forbidding Vice announced that 2400 agents are tasked in this province, alone, with cracking down on women to impose the compulsory veil. He added that they had increased the number of their female agents to 2000 who act on different levels. They also include teenage girls of 14-15 years of age. “Promoting virtue and forbidding vice should spread in society and turn into a general culture institutionalized among people,” Heydar Asiabi stressed. It's worth mentioning that 26 state agencies are already tasked with enforcing the compulsory veil on Iranian women in every private and public place.