Sunday, December 09, 2018


Another rape victim was executed in Iran
Hossein Esmailpour was a student at a religious school in Rudsar, Iran's Gilan province. Hossein was repeatedly raped from the age of 14 at this school by Ayatollah Fakhri Langaroudi who had a prominent position at the school. Hossein killed Ayatollah Fakhri Langaroudi on Sept. 15, 2014. Hossein was executed on Sat. Dec. 2, 2018 in Central Rasht prison in Lakan. According to Hossein's father, the family couldn't prove Hossein's rape case, because Langaroudi was a clergy.

On Thursday Dec. 7, the Iranian regime executed 12 prisoners in Kerman. The identities of four of the victims are known to be Abdulghani Ghalandarzehi, Yagub Ghalandarzehi, Jalil Khodabakhsh, Yusef Jalaledin, are all from the Baluchi minority ethnicity. On November 21, the Iranian regime executed three prisoners in a public hanging in Shiraz and on November 14, 10 prisoners in Gohardasht prison, Karaj were hanged.

Amnesty International on Dec. 4, 2018 published a report about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran titled: Iran committing crimes against humanity by concealing fate of thousands of slaughtered political dissidents. By concealing the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and secretly executed in prison 30 years ago, Iranian authorities are continuing to commit crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International in a damning report published on Dec. 4.
“The fact that to this day the Iranian authorities refuse to acknowledge the mass killings, tell relatives when, how and why their loved ones were killed and identify and return their bodies, means that the enforced disappearances are continuing today. This has inflicted torturous suffering on victims’ families. Until Iran’s authorities come clean and publicly reveal the fate and whereabouts of the victims, these crimes against humanity are ongoing.”
This report unravels the web of denials and distortions that the Iranian authorities have perpetuated over 30 years, both at home and internationally, to hide the truth that they forcibly disappeared and systematically killed thousands of political dissidents within a matter of weeks.
For 30 years, families of victims have been denied the right to bury their loved ones and mourn their loss. Those who dare to seek truth and justice have faced relentless harassment, intimidation, arbitrary arrest and detention, as well as torture and other ill-treatment. Further suffering has been caused by the desecration and destruction of mass grave sites.
Meanwhile, individuals responsible for these crimes against humanity have evaded justice and in some cases those involved have held and continue to hold powerful positions in Iran today. More recently, after further evidence of what happened emerged, the mass killings have been celebrated in the country and those involved hailed as heroes.
“Instead of continuing their cruel attacks against families, the Iranian authorities should be ensuring their right to truth, justice and reparation – including returning victims’ bodies and identifying remains by allowing professional exhumations of mass graves and DNA analysis,” said Philip Luther.

Iranian students held gatherings in Tehran, Tabriz, Semnan, Babol, and other cities across the country on Saturday, December 8, 2018, to honor and observe the Student Day in Iran. young women of Tehran University observe the Student DayIn Tehran, students of Tehran University, held a gathering and sit-in by the entrance gates of the university to observe the Student Day. When the State Security Force intended to disperse the participants, girl students stood up to them. One of the girl students called on other students to come to their aid.
On the same day, students of the Teachers' Training University in Tehran also held a gathering on the occasion of the Student Day.
Students of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the Noshirvani University of Babol, Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, held a gathering on their campus while holding pictures of the students killed on December 7, 1953. They called for the release of imprisoned teachers and students.
Students of the University of Technology No. 1 in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, also commemorated the Student Day by holding a gathering on Saturday and lining up their food trays on the floor to protest the low quality of food.
In Semnan, students of the School of Engineering and Computer held a free speech forum to commemorate the Student Day, and a number of the students made speeches. Two days earlier, Thursday, December 6, 2018, when the mullahs' president, Hassan Rouhani, visited the University of Semnan, students shouted at him and asked, "What is your answer to high prices and inflation?”
Noshirvani students observe the Student DayIn Kermanshah, western Iran, a group of teachers held a picket on the occasion of the Student Day and congratulated all Iranian students. They called for the release of imprisoned teachers and workers.
Students of the Medical Sciences University of Tabriz, held a sit-in outside the office of the university's president on Thursday, December 6, 2018, to protest insufficient legal supervision of the university's conducts.
On the same day, employees of the Hospital of Karaj held their 34th round of protests to demand their unpaid wages long overdue.
On December 6 and 7, 2018, a woman teacher from Isfahan and Ms. Adineh Baigi -wife of the imprisoned teacher activist Mahmoud Beheshti- paid visits to Hamid Rahmati, a teacher, who has been on hunger strike since December 1. He is sitting in the court yard of the Department of Education in Shahreza, Isfahan Province, demanding freedom of imprisoned teachers.
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, some 150 of the staff and employees of the Parseh Clinic in Kermanshah staged a protest against sealing off of the clinic. A large number of women participated in and led this protests. They were demanding that the Prosecutor of Kermanshah stop this inhuman measure as a result of which a large number of people lose their jobs.
defrauded clients of the IRGC-backed Caspian Credit Institute held a gathering outside the mullahs' parliament in Tehran on Thursday, December 6. A similar protest gathering ws held in Kerman in front of one of the branches of the institute.
Also, on Thursday night, a group of political and civil activists visited the mother of Dr. Farhad Maysami, political prisoner who has been detained for his protest against the mandatory veil.

On Saturday Dec. 8, workers of the National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province in southwest Iran, took to the streets of this city for the 29th consecutive day to demand their rights and protest the regime’s corrupt policies.
Rallying outside the Bank Melli branch, the workers were chanting, “The voice of each worker says down with oppressors.” The workers were marching toward the main streets of the city.
The workers of the Ahvaz steel factory have been demanding their overdue salaries for months. The lives of thousands of workers and their families have been negatively impacted by the deteriorating working conditions at the factory and the corrupt practices of its administrators. Having received no concrete response from the government, the workers began a new round of strikes and protests more than four weeks ago.
The Iranian regime has attempted to dissuade the workers from continuing their protests through different means. Regime authorities have also issued threats against the protesters, seeking to associate them with foreign meddling.
All in all, for the workers of Ahvaz, deprived of their most basic rights, the regime’s threats are sounding increasingly hollow. The workers continue to take to the streets day after day, and they are earning a growing amount of support among different classes and communities in the Iranian society and across the world.
In their protests, the workers were chanting, “Our country is full of thieves, setting an example in the world.”
They were also chanting, “Proud Ahvazis, support, support; We will uproot cruelty; Rouhani, you liar, what happened to your solutions?”
The workers were chanting, “Government, mafia, congratulations on your unity; Bank Melli, shame on you, let go of National Group; Ahvaz’s main center of corruption is right here [referring to Bank Melli]; Neither threats, nor prisons, none are no longer effective; The National Group is dead because of Bank Melli.”
As the protesters moved across the city, many other Ahvaz citizens joined them and expressed their support for their demands.
Iranian authorities are reluctant to directly confront the workers with force. On Saturday, a number of Iranian regime plainclothes agents were present among the protesters but were afraid to take any action. After nationwide protests erupted in Iran, the regime’s attempts to quell protests through violence have resulted in direct confrontations between protesters and security forces. The Iranian regime is finding itself increasingly incapable of containing the Iranian people’s rage and dissatisfaction. Meanwhile, protests by workers, teacher, drivers, students and other strata of the Iranian society are picking up steam and momentum.
A female student named Asal Mohammadi in Tehran and a woman named Medina Neasi from Ahvaz, have been detained for unknown reasons.
Asal Mohammadi, a labor activist and a student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Azad University of Tehran, was arrested at her home by security forces on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and transferred to Branch One of the Prosecutor's Office in Evin Prison.
Asal Mohammadi had published articles on various websites in support of Iranian workers. In recent weeks, Asal Mohammadi had also written articles in support of the ongoing protests of the Ahvaz Steel and Haft Tappeh workers.
In the wake of a wave of arbitrary arrests by the clerical regime in Khuzestan Province, seven residents of Ahvaz and Hamidieh including a woman were detained by security forces and transferred to an unknown location.
Ms. Medina Neasi, a resident of Kouy-e Pastorizeh neighborhood, was arrested in Ahvaz on November 28, 2018, along with her brother.
Previously in spring, Khadijeh Neasi and Ayesheh Neasi had been arrested in the protests in Ahvaz against an offensive program broadcast by the state television network insulting Arab Iranians. At least 15 women are said to be among those arrested and presently detained in the women’s ward of the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz.
The Iranian regime has launched a new crackdown on the populace in and around Ahvaz, making hundreds of arbitrary arrests since September 22, 2018, when the parade of its military forces were attacked by armed men. Around 800 people from Khuzestan province have been detained by security forces and under interrogation. Arab human rights activists have announced that many of the detainees are civil activists.
Ameneh Zaher Sari, a graduate of accounting from Ahvaz, a 20-year-old pregnant woman by the name of Lamya Hemadi from Susangerd, Mrs. Zoudiyeh Afrawi, 55, and Mrs. Ghaisiyeh Afrawi, 60, residents of Albou Afri village in Susangerd, are among those arrested.
The arrests are made arbitrarily and without legal warrants. Intelligence agents and security forces raid houses early morning or after midnight, brutalize the families and take away the family.

Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, a professor of demography and a dual citizen, was recently arrested in Iran on charges of espionage during a research trip from Australia to Iran.
Ms. Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, an Iranian demographer and a Research Fellow of the General Policies Institute at the Australian National University, who had traveled to Iran for scientific activities, was detained on charges of espionage.
Ms. Hosseini-Chavoshi is also listed by the University of Melbourne as working at its School of Population and Global Health.
A lawyer, Mahmoud Behzadi, confirmed the arrest of Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi on charges of " infiltration" and said that the individual has not had a lawyer yet.
Mahmoud Behzadi said that according to the new procedure, detainees accused of "security" charges must choose a lawyer from a list of "trusted" lawyers approved by the Judiciary and Ms. Hosseini has not chosen a lawyer until now.
The state-run IRNA and Fars news agencies confirmed the arrest of the dual citizen professor. On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the state-run Kayhan daily newspaper reported on the arrest of several demography activists who had infiltrated in governmental agencies under the pretext of scientific activities.
The newspaper said that they took advantage of the statistics and provided sensitive information to Iran's enemies as part of "efforts for cultural and social invasion."
In the past year, several Iranian researchers in areas such as environment were arrested by the clerical regime.
In an illegal action in June this year, the mullahs’ Judiciary announced that only 20 lawyers were trusted to take charge of legal and political cases. Independent lawyers not backed by the government, women attorneys, directors of the lawyers’ guild of Tehran and human rights lawyers were not included in this list. The latest measure by the Iranian Judiciary thus deprives political prisoners and prisoners of conscience from the right to choose their own lawyers and access to justice and fair trials. Australian government has asked its citizen to rethink going to Iran.

A one-year prison sentence was issued for a woman civil activist in Tehran, and two Baha'i women arrested for their beliefs are in an unknown state.
Elham Rasouli Baghi, a woman civil activist, was sentenced to one-year imprisonment in Tehran. In a joint case with civil activist Mahmoud Masoumi, Elham Rasouli Baghi received a one-year in prison sentence by Mohammad Moghisei, the current head of Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. Ms. Baghi has been charged with participating in protests, having contacts with families of detainees, and insulting the mullahs’ leader. Earlier, this woman civil activist was arrested in a gathering in protest against administrative corruption in Iran, in front of the Dena Tyre building in Tehran on May 12, 2016.
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, in addition to the wave of systematic arrests of Baha'i citizens, Neda Shabani, a Baha'i woman from Karaj, was arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location.
Also, the situation of another Baha'i woman, Elham Salmanzadeh imprisoned in Evin Prison is currently unclear. Elham Salmanzadeh was arrested and transferred to Evin Prison on October 16, 2018, by security forces in Karaj after they inspected her house and confiscated her personal belongings and books. After 46 days of being imprisoned, her situation is still unclear. Despite the repeated inquiries by the Baha'i woman’s family, no authority has responded.
In November 2018, five Baha'i women were arrested or imprisoned in Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz because of their religious beliefs. The imprisonment or expulsion of Baha'i women and citizens from work and education began since the mullahs' regime began ruling in Iran.

Sunday, December 02, 2018


Sepideh Moradi, one of the Sufi women who is in the women’s ward of Qarchak Prison, began a dry hunger strike in support of her inmate Sufi woman, Elham Ahmadi. On November 26, Elham Ahmadi, announced the start of a dry hunger strike after being deprived of family visits by the Qarchak Prison Disciplinary Committee.
In support of Ms. Ahmadi, Sepideh Moradi announced the start of her hunger strike with the following letter:
"Now that it is the third day of the hunger strike of my dear sister, Ms. Elham Ahmadi, and the prison officials and their respective authorities have been demonstrating more and more of their hateful nature, and response to the rightful demands of the Dervishes is sometimes with brutality and silence, watching their criminal acts, and sometimes pretending their unawareness, which of course, is a worn-out method and its bad smell is spread everywhere. Now that I have witnessed the death of humanity every second, and all the ways have turned into a dead-end because of the tyranny and arrogance of individuals, I join the hunger strike. And I hope God will forgive me for all the moments that I have closed my eyes to the truth because I was preoccupied with my own daily routine."
Ms. Javaher Agha Maleki, 68, Sepideh Moradi’s grandmother announced a hunger strike in protest to the beating and insulting of Sufi women in Qarchak Prison.
Three detained Sufi women, Shokoufeh Yadollahi, Elham Ahmadi and Sepideh Moradi, were attacked and beaten by an order from the head of Qarchak Prison in Varamin on Monday, November 26. They had asked for the return of their personal belongings seized by prison authorities on June 13. However, they were brutalized by prison agents.
Iran is the only country in the world in which thousands of women have been executed or subjected to torture for being opposed to the regime. Just over the past year, nearly a thousand women were arrested and brutalized in prisons for participating in anti-government protests.

On Sunday Dec. 2nd, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill, located in Shush, in Iran’s Khuzestan province, returned to the streets and resume their protests for the 28th consecutive day. The workers of Haft Tapeh, demand the payment of months-overdue wages and the removal of the private owners of the company who have pushed the company toward bankruptcy. Haft Tapeh is the largest sugarcane factory in Iran and employs thousands of workers. The current conditions of the factory threaten the livelihoods of these workers and their families. The workers are also demanding the release of their arrested colleagues. In recent weeks, instead of responding to the demands of the workers, the Iranian regime’s security forces cracked down on the workers and arrested several of the protesters. On Thursday, security forces attacked the home of one of the members of the workers' syndicate and arrested him.

"Raising the legal age of marriage is contrary to the general policy of the system," said Allahyar Malekshahi, Chairman of the Iranian regime’s parliamentary Judicial and Legal Committee, in an interview with the state-run Fars News Agency, on November 26. Malekshahi said: "A few parliamentarians, whom are mostly female representatives, are seeking to increase the legal age of marriage." He added, "The marriage rates in an early age are not significant."
Yahya Kamalipour, Vice Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Committee, also showed his disregard for increasing the legal age of marriage and said, "The issue of child marriage is not an issue of importance in the country, and the number of people covered by this law is not big enough to require us to reform the law in the country."
Norouzi, a spokesperson for the parliamentary Judicial and Legal Committee, also said, "Those who call these marriages ‘child marriage’ are exaggerating and being extreme. The immediate proposal of this change in civil law will only create uproar."
Dehghani, another member of the Judicial and Legal Committee, said, "Marriage is one of the most personal issues in the lives of individuals, and laws should not have any inappropriate interference in family matters. The marriage age is more of a cultural and religious nature than a legal nature. It is not logical to consider a single version of a ban on marriage for everyone." "Currently, the plan is under consideration in the Committee, and we are opposed to it, because we cannot oppose the sacred Islamic law” he added. (The state-run Fars News Agency – November 25 - 26, 2018)
Girl-child marriage, which is one of the examples of violence against women, has been institutionalized by the Iranian regime by setting the legal age of marriage at 13. According to the regime's officials and experts, some 180,000 girls under 18 years of get married in Iran every year. Only in 2017, the marriages of at least 37,000 Iranian girls between the ages of 10 and 14 have been registered. It has also been reported that there are 24,000 widows under 18, of which 15,000 are under the age of 15.


Female professional athletes in Iran are not supported by sponsors or the government, and are not paid according to their contracts. Mahshid Ashtari, one of the top players on the Iranian Women’s National Ping Pong, has not been able to change her racket for six months and must go through the championship games in Finland with a secondhand racket. She says: "It is difficult for women to attract sponsors, especially if the athlete takes action on her own." Mahshid Ashtiari added, "The representative of Butterfly is a sponsor who does not support very well in Iran. I called its representative in Iran and told them that my situation is different from the rest. I am the top player in Iran. Now I'm having trouble even for my racket which is the most important thing, let alone the rest of the issues. Each racket is close to one million toumans, and for us, who play professionally, it must be changed at least every two months."
Female professional athletes in Iran Fatemeh Amel, the goalkeeper of the women's futsal team in Razavi Khorasan Province said, "We still do not have a sponsor. All of the players are native and have a lot of pressure on them. No player has ever received any money."
The women's futsal team in Razavi Khorasan does not have any specific time and place for training. The disorganized management leads to the failure of many players who have jobs or are studying to participate in the training. Therefore, the wage of the player who is employed is reduced and this is irreparable. If practices are held in the afternoons at a specific time and place so that all players can take part, the training can be held in an organized manner. But unfortunately, there is no system for planning and providing these facilities to female professional athletes in the country. (The state-run ISNA news agency – November 26, 2018)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude shook many cities in Iran in the provinces Kermanshah, Ilam, Lorestan. The earthquake was felt in Tabriz, Orumieh and in Baghdad(Iraq) west of Iran such. Based on the recent report 136 people were injured. There's no report of any loss of life as of yet.

On their 21st day of strikes, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugarcane mill gathered on Sun. Nov 25 again in front of the mayor’s office in Shush, in Iranian province of Khuzestan, to protests against unpaid wages, the imprisonment of their colleagues and the mismanagement of the factory by private owners.
Haft Tapeh is Iran’s largest sugarcane factory. The workers began their protests earlier this month, demanding the payment of their due of several months. They are also demanding the removal of private owners of the company who have pushed the factory towards bankruptcy. In response, the Iranian regime dispatched security forces and arrested several of the protesters.
On Sunday, the workers of Haft Tapeh were chanting, “Jailed workers must be freed.” The workers also voiced their support and solidarity with the workers of Ahvaz Steel factory, who are holding similar protests over their unpaid wages.
The workers also called out the names of the private owners and called for their ouster. It’s said that the relatives of Hassan Rouhani’s deputy president Jahangiri have been managing the factory. The support for the factory workers has grown and the steel factory of Ahvaz, people of Shoosh, the university students, mine workers in Isfahan and a number of political prisoners have expressed support for the workers of Haft Tapeh which is the frightening factor for the Iranian regime.  


Shahrzad Nazifi, a motocross champion, was arrested on Sunday, November 18, by security forces in Tehran and taken to Evin Prison because of her Baha’I faith.The security agents went to Ms. Nazifi’s house and after about 5 hours of inspections, they seized some of her personal belongings, including books, cell phone, and laptop.
In another report on Tuesday, November 20, Bahai’s citizens Sepideh Keshavarz, Mahvash Edalati (Za’eri), Shabnam Essakhani, Anousheh Rayeneh were either arrested or sentenced.
Baha'i women, Monica Alizadeh (Aghdassi) in Tabriz, and Nasrin Khajeh and Mojgan Khoshhal in Isfahan, and May Kholousi and her daughter, Saghi Fadaii, were arrested in October.
Baha’i women and citizens are systematically deprived of their human rights by the Iranian regime while according to article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, “everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.”

Between Nov 4 and 14 of 2018, Seven Iranian women committed suicide in Tehran, and in cities of Fereydoon Kenar, Urmia, Sardasht, Oshnavieh and Likak in northern and western Iran, due to poverty and economic problems. From March to the end of October, 80 suicides of Iranian girls and women have been registered.

According to the annual statistics released by the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine in September 2018, in Iran, women's suicide rates in 2017 alone were more than 1,365 people, at least 4 women per day. According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate of Iran in 2014 was 5,3 in every 100,000 people. Iranian women are more vulnerable to suicide than other groups in the society. In 2007, Iran ranked the third country in which women were outnumbering men in committing suicide. According to a study published in 2008, women's suicide rate in Iran was double that of men.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The strikes and sit-ins of teachers as well as protests by other social sectors continued in recent days across Iran. Following the call issued by the Teachers’ Coordination Council, Iranian teachers held strikes and sit-ins on Tuesday, November 13, and continued on Wednesday, November 14. The strikes and sit-ins were held despite various forms of threats and harassment by the regime’s repressive organs and forces and the summoning and arrests of a number of teacher activists. The second day of the second round of strikes and sit-ins of teachers took place in more than 40 cities including Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Mashhad, Yazd, Kermanshah, Ilam, Hamedan, Ardebil, Jolfa, Babol, Sari, Noshahr, Langrood, Karaj, Shahriar, Shahr-e Ray, Saveh, Sanandaj, Baneh, Saqqez, Marivan, Ivan-e Gharb, Sirvan, Chaboksar, Kazerun, Lamerd, Homayounshahr, Jam, Asaluyeh, Bushehr, Qazvin, Zanjan, Shahr-e Kord, and Charmahal-e Bakhtiari.
The strikes of the workers of Sugar cane factory of Haft Tape and Ahwaz Steel factory continued to Sunday as well. Two workers rep Ismaeil Bakhsi and Mosolem Armand were arrested by riot forces and a number of workers were beaten. The strike continues despite these measures.
The strike and sit-in of teachers were held in protest against the arrest and suppression of teachers, their dire living conditions, unbridled inflation and their dwindling purchasing power. They also demanded the elimination of discrimination against employed and retired teachers and educators.
In some cities, students and their parents joined the teachers in solidarity.
In other news, a group of housewives in Mashhad took to the street in protest to water cut off and blocked the road on Tuesday, November 13.
On the same day, professors of Farabi Medical Sciences University in Kermanshah refused to hold classes in protest to the horrific conditions of education. The university’s students also held a protest on campus from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., demanding freedom of speech and revoking tuition fees for education.
On Monday, November 12, depositors of the Alborz Nahalneshan Development Institute in Karaj held a protest rally outside the Central Bank in Tehran to protest swindling of their money and properties. The presence of women in this gathering was substantial. The State Security Force (SFF) and anti-riot troops attempted to disperse and prevent the gathering of the defrauded depositors, but faced staunch resistance by protesters and failed to make any arrests.
On the same day, the residents of Vanak Village in Tehran held a protest rally against the demolition of their houses. Residents of the Vanak Village gathered at the site of one of the demolished houses in the periphery of Az-Zahra University.
SSF agents, municipality workers, and the traffic police had surrounded the Vanak Village since 5:00 a.m. to demolish the houses confiscated by Az-Zahra University.
The residents of these houses and their supporters gathered under the rain at 7 a.m. outside Az-Zahra University, and held up banners to protest such an inhuman measure.
Also on November 12, employees of the Khomeini Hospital in Karaj held another protest. They have not received their salaries for 12 months.

Iranian Married women must have their husbands’ permission, and single women as well as young women under 20 years of age must have their fathers’ permission before they can participate in any hiking or nature tours. 
The official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday, November 13, that the directive of Hiking Board of Razavi Khorassan Province had issued a statement on November 4, , to hiking clubs. The directive reads in part, “The so-called sports activities which are increasingly spreading under the pretext of nature tours, hiking, etc. in mixed-gender groups and are planned as illegitimate sources of income promote moral promiscuity, unveiling of women, spread of shamelessness and liberalism, and lead to immoral and illicit relations among women and men, targeting the genuine culture and roots of Iran, Islam and the foundations of the family.”
The second paragraph of this directive reads, “To observe article 1105 of the Civil Code as well as the religious decrees of religious scholars, and to protect the foundation and bases of families, it is going to be required that married women have their husband’s permission and single women and young women under 20 must have their father’s permission to participate (in such activities).”
Misogyny is institutionalized in the clerical regime’s laws in Iran. The regime's Civil Code depicts women as men’s captives or sex slaves. Specifically, a nine-year-old girl can be forced into marriage on her father’s order, and she must live anywhere her “husband” wants and cannot leave home, go to work or travel without his permission. Article 1105 of the Iranian regime’s Civil Code stipulates, “The family is headed by the husband and the woman may not leave home without the husband’s permission.”

Sharareh Almassi a 27 years old young woman 27was hanged on Tuesday, November 13, in the Central Prison of Sanandaj in Iran after five years of imprisonment. She was arrested and jailed five years a go for allegedly killing her husband, Kaveh Gholam Veissi during a family dispute.
A group of civil and human rights activists and campaigners against the death penalty gathered outside the Central Prison of Sanandaj since 4 A.m. to prevent execution of Sharareh Almassi. Sharareh Almassi is the 85th woman who is executed under Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s president.
Last month, another young woman, Zeinab Sekaanvand was hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet issued a statement on October 5, 2018, condemning the execution of Zeinab Sekaanvand, in which she stressed that the UN Human Rights Office opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, as no judiciary in any part of the world is mistake-free.
The death penalty violates the most fundamental human rights, the right to life and the right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. The death penalty is also considered discriminatory as it is often used against the most vulnerable in society, including the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and people with mental disabilities.
Execution is a tool which helps the Iranian regime to hold its grab on power. Over 3,600 people have been executed over the past five years under Hassan Rouhani. In the same period, 85 women have been executed.
Iran is the world’s leading per Capita executioner. It also holds the record in the execution of women and minors. Among the reasons that lead to the execution of women are early forced marriages, being deprived of the right to divorce, domestic violence against women, and poverty.