Iranian women's struggles date back to 150 years ago. They have paved a long and tortuous path in the struggle against several dictatorial regimes who denied women's rights.
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee who is imprisoned for writing an unpublished story against the inhuman punishment of stoning, sent an open letter from Evin Prison where she is detained. In this letter, she enumerates the instances of breaches of law and breaking of promises by the Prosecutor and Judicial authorities of the clerical regime.
Thursday, January 19, 2017, the iconic 17-storey Plasco building crashed down in a few seconds in the heart of Tehran after a blaze which could not be extinguished by the city's primitive firefighting equipment.
By Ahang Ram, Lawyer
Each time I read the reports of the 1988 massacre and follow them up in social networks I find out more about their horrendous and widespread aspects and the crimes committed that summer against political prisoners.
Women of the Iranian Resistance not only have to overcome many obstacles to play their role in the freedom of their people and country, but they suffer very much when the Iranian regime takes hostage their parents or siblings to put pressure on them to give up their fight.
The British Express daily interviewed former Iranian political prisoner Shabnam Madadzadeh who explained the ordeal she was put through in detention in Iran. Following is the text of her interview with the Express, published on December 7, 2016:
37 years on, the mullahs' regime has not eased up on its violent policies and conducts against Iran's women and girls because it is a misogynous regime founded on suppression of women and discrimination against them.
The latest report by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the UN General Assembly in September 2016 on the “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran” was made available to public and the press, this week.