Iran

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 wom...

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 hunt...

3 October: International Soheil Day

AAI kindly asks our followers to add your name to a petition calling for Iran to release Iranian atheist, Soheil Arabi, sentenced to death for insulting the prophet on Facebook. Our contributor, Sina ...

Iranian Blogger jailed since 2013 for Blasphemy

Soheil Arabi is an Iranian blogger, with a wife and a child, who has been imprisoned since 2013. It all began on November 7, 2013, when Soheil and his wife, Nasrin Naeemi, were arrested by the Revolut...

Honor Killings in Iran

A father stabbed his 16-year-old daughter many times in an honor killing in Iran. The murder of this teenage girl, whose identity was announced as Shakiba Bakhtiar, occurred on Sunday, July 4th, accor...

Gay man brutally murdered by family in Iran

LGBT rights activists have reported the killing of a young gay named Alireza Fazeli Monfared in Ahvaz, Iran. This 20 year old Iranian man was allegedly murdered, or beheaded according to some reports,...

Two Iranians on Trial for Blasphemy

On April 23, the death sentence of two prisoners who are being held in Arak prison in Iran on the charge of Sab-Al-Nabi was announced. According to Islamic law in Iran, anyone who insults the Prophet ...

Iranian women protest the obligatory hijab

In early December 2017, Vida Movahed, known as ‘the Girl of Enghelab Street’ stood on a Junction box in Tehran’s Enghelab Street without a veil and lifted her white scarf to protest compulsory v...

Islamic Indoctrination in Iranian Schools

In certain societies, children are indoctrinated in religious values and beliefs and there is an effort to instill unshakeable truths such as God’s existence. Religion, in fact, has a major infl...