Mrs. Amini: "Sir, are you O.K.?"
The young man replied: "Who are you?"
"I’m a journalist." Mrs. Amini replied.
"You came too late ... We lost her." The young man replied! "She was executed a few days ago ...she was only sixteen!"
For 37 years Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) systematically discriminated women against their basic rights by providing them with limited legal and civil rights! Women are often subject to mistreatment or neglect at the hands of this putative government and instead of being protected by the law, the law is actually used to harass them!
The regime has reached a point where both sides sacrifice people: one side encourages the people to do unconventional things to show that the situation has changed and the other side suppresses them to show that nothing has or neither is going to change. The Morality Police still haunt public places to arrest women regarded as not conforming to the "Islamic" dress code; sham trials and real executions have increased; writers and artists are still censored or banned from work, and protestors are still arrested, tortured and kept in custody.Read more
Rayhaneh, who was an interior decorator before her arrest, was 19 when Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi—a former intelligence officer and, at the time, a high-ranking member of Iran’s government—invited her to his home to discuss a decorating job. When she arrived, she was offered a fruit juice, which forensics later confirmed contained sedatives, that she refused to drink. After blocking a number of aggressive sexual advances, she took a knife from her bag and stabbed Sarbandi in the shoulder in an “act of self-defense.” Her attacker died from blood loss.Read more
The United Nations General Assembly passed another resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran. The Resolution (UN document A/C.3/68/L.57) was passed on the 1 November, 2013, with a vote of 83 in favor, 36 against, and 62 abstentions. Guided by the two most prominent international human rights law treaties, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Resolution follows a list of resolutions against Iran for its various systematic human rights violations since its inception following the 1979 revolution. The 45...Read more