Sotoudeh: They told me, “you are free”

Sep 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM Iran Human Rights – An hour after her release from prison, human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, “When they took me out of the prison, they told me, ‘You are free.’ Last...

Demanding end to ban on women singers

Oct 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM Working From Within –  The spokesman for Iran’s House of Music has been sacked for calling for an end to the 34-year ban on women singing in the regime. Dariush Pir-Niakan was fired on October 22 after saying: “The main demand of the House...

Iranian Actress received prison sentence

Oct 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM Tehran (AFP) — An Iranian court has sentenced filmmaker and actress Pegah Ahangarani to 18 months in prison, her mother told ISNA news agency Monday, apparently for her social activities, political comments and interviews with foreign media. “She has been sentenced to 18 months...

Online chat between men & women banned

Jan 09, 2014 at 08:11 PM The Daily Mail – The religious leader of Iran has banned online chatting between men and women who are not related, pulling the rug from under the feet of singletons trying to find love on the internet. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published a fatwa against...

‘Happy’ video dancers freed

May 25, 2014 at 04:12 PM (CNN) — Six people who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” have been freed, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said Wednesday, citing a source close to the families. The director of the video...

‘Lioness of Iran,’ dies at 87

Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM Simin Behbahani, celebrated poet known as the ‘lioness of Iran,’ dies at 87 Washington Post – Simin Behbahani, a towering figure in Persian literature who became known as the “lioness of Iran” for poetry in which she elegantly and courageously laid bare the suffering...

Medical students protest in Tehran

Jul 29, 2015 at 07:12 AM More than 150 female medical students of Tehran held a protest in front of the Ministry of Health. Protesting students held a demonstration to protest against the regime’s discriminatory legislation. According to a recent legislation, the quota for internship for girls is eight years,...

Nurses go on strike in different cities

Jul 29, 2015 at 07:16 AM On Saturday morning, July 25th, a group of 100 nurses of Tehran’s Ruzbeh Hospital went on strike. They rallied in the hospital’s courtyard and made their strike and protests very public. On July 27th, in the city of Yasuj (south Iran) nurses were seen...

Using facebook to fight mandatory dress code

Sep 11, 2015 at 05:46 PM How one Iranian woman is using Facebook to fight Iran’s mandatory dress code VOX –  June 11, 2015: Masih Alinejad is an Iranian journalist and advocate for religious freedom and women’s rights. She is the moderator of My Stealthy Freedom, a Facebook group that has...