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Iranian women wearing chadors in Tabriz.

Sept 2011: Iranian parliament deputy said the "sanctity of the chador would be blemished" if such women wear it, and the sight of women thus attired would have a 'negative impact on society'....

Fereshteh Shirazi

Sept 2011: Fereshteh Shirazi, women’s rights activist and member of the One Million Signatures Campaign, was denied face-to-face prison visits and telephone contact with her family only a week after her arrest.

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Adultery, lesbianism and heresy can all be punished by execution under Iranian law. There are no female judges.

Iranian students celebrating graduation day

Sept 2011: Iran’s Assembly of Experts calls on officials to institute gender segregation in Iranian universities...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Public hangings are often carried out using large mobile construction cranes....

Farid-Urmia

Sept 2011: According to reliable reports from Tabriz, women’s rights activist Faranak Farid was severely beaten by plainclothes agents at the time of her arrest...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Dutch Iranian, Zahra Bahrami, was hanged without warning on 29th January 2011, before Dutch lawyers could get access to her...

teenage-execution

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - There are 100 juveniles on death row in Iran. In September 2011, a teenager was hanged in a public execution...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - If the judge has first-hand knowledge that the defendant is guilty, no additional evidence is required. There are no female judges.

Mehrnoosh Etemadi and Hayedeh Tabesh

Sept 2011: One Million Signatures campaign members Mehrnoosh Etemadi and Hayedeh Tabesh - sentenced to 9 months in prison (suspended for 3 years)...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - The use of construction cranes for public executions in Iran is widely documented...

Chris Crowstaff and Sarah Shourd

Sept 2011. By Chris Crowstaff. Less than a year after Sarah's release from solitay confinement in Evin Prison, Iran.

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