Author: Sina Nasiri

Iranian Woman Killed By Morality Police

Mehsa Amini, was a 22-year-old woman detained by the morality police for wearing an improper hijab, was beaten in their custody, went into a coma, and later passed away in a hospital. According to claims from witnesses and social media users, she was abused both inside the detention facility and in the patrol car. Two hours after being moved to the Tehran Detention Center, Mahsa’s body was t...

Iranian Teens Arrested for Gathering and Wearing an ‘Unsuitable Hijab’

Following the public release of a video showing a playful gathering of young people on one of Shiraz’s main streets, the city’s governor declared that ten persons had been detained in connection with the event. The video, which was shared on social media on Thursday, June 2, depicts a number of young people, mostly adolescent girls moving along Shiraz’s Shahid Chamran Boulevard w...

‘Improper’ Hijab on Statue Sparks Upset

According to reports, the statue, which was recently put in one of Gorgan’s streets in Iran, has been removed for some repairs and will be reinstalled with some adjustments soon. Some defenders of the mandatory hijab condemned the statue’s placement as advocating and propagating the lack of hijab on Thursday last week. Some people reportedly objected to the statue’s placement sin...

Pakistani Lynch Mob Strikes Again

An enraged mob stoned a middle-aged man to death inside a mosque in a remote village in eastern Pakistan for burning the Quran. The mosque’s servant stated he witnessed a man burning the Quran but alerted other Muslims before the police arrived. Hundreds of men gathered, outraged by the occurrence, with the majority of them being TLP (Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan) followers and activists. The ...

Horrific death shocks the world & reignites the debate over violence against women

Mona Heydari, an Iranian girl, was brutally murdered in early February, shocking the world. After beheading his 17-year-old wife, Sajjad Heydari displayed her severed head through the streets of Ahvaz, Iran, in an attempt to prove that he is an honorable man. He was seen smiling in footage of the horrific event that was posted online. She was the victim of domestic violence and a forced marriage w...

Women from the viewpoint of Quran

One of the distinguishing characteristics of international law at the dawn of the twenty-first century is its tremendous advancement in the sphere of women’s human rights. One of the reasons is that women’s engagement in a country’s sociopolitical, economic, and cultural life is strongly tied to its progress. There is no doubt that women have had a low status throughout history a...

Music, Islam & Iran

Since Muhammad’s death in the seventh century CE, when his companions strove to keep men’s minds away from forbidden pleasures, the permissibility of music has been a point of contention in Iran. While the Koran does not explicitly condemn music, it does warn that it might cause a loss of reason, resulting in uncontrollable behavior and inflamed passions. Islamic scholars began collect...

Sri Lankan Lynched & Burned in Pakistan

Last Friday, a mob of factory workers in eastern Pakistan tortured and burned a Sri Lankan manager for alleged blasphemy in a ‘horrific vigilante attack’ that Prime Minister Imran Khan Tweeted was ‘a day of shame for Pakistan.’ Khan condemned the assassination and stated that he would personally oversee the probe and that those responsible will be held accountable. Investigators believe the attack...

Iranian Adulterers Sentenced to Death

The Supreme Court of Iran has affirmed the decision of Branch 11 of the Tehran Criminal Court, which found a married man and woman guilty of “adultery” and condemned them to death. Last year, a young woman went to the police station to complain about her husband’s contact with another young woman and to show videos of her husband’s interaction with her. With this man and wo...

Women Banned From Riding Bicycles in Iran

The ubiquity of cycling is one of the reasons for less pollution in the air and less traffic. Many people take up cycling and use it to go large distances. Among the cyclists are a large number of women. Women’s cycling, on the other hand, has been a divisive subject among religious groups and others in recent years. In general, issues with women’s sports in Iran have always been linke...

Iranian Police Arrest Woman for Improper Hijab

The posting of a video depicting the inhumane treatment of a girl by Iranian police has sparked a social media storm. The video shows the woman being arrested, as police used a hook and tools for hunting animals to get the struggling woman into a police van. Women have seen this type of behavior on the streets numerous times. Only one of the many thousands of encounters makes it onto social media....

The Taliban, Afghan women’s worst nightmare

The world was stunned by the Taliban’s quick conquest of Afghanistan. Afghan citizens’ concerns and disappointments, particularly among women and girls, are indescribable. They fear being pushed back into their homes, stripped of their access to education, work, and community, and returned to the scenario of two decades before. Girls were forced to study in secret during the Taliban...

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