ABC News (LONDON) — The wife of the president of Iran defended a law passed this week designed to impose harsher sentences on women who do not wear hijabs in public, comparing the rules to “dress codes everywhere” in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” You can see Martha Raddatz’s full interview with Jamileh Alamolhoda […]

Manuel Augusto Moreno/Getty Images (TEHRAN) — Iranian authorities detained the father of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman who died in police custody last year, as he left his home to visit his daughter’s grave on the first anniversary of her death, human rights observers said. A few hours later, Amjad Amini was taken home by security […]

Jose Antonio Caravaca/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Iran’s “morality police,” are again patrolling the streets to enforce the country’s compulsory hijab law, nearly a year after widespread protests erupted following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. The controversial measure was announced Sunday along with a series of other severe actions that are […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (LONDON) — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court on Tuesday opened the trial of Niloofar Hamedi, the first journalist in Iran who reported on Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody in September. Hamedi’s report came ahead of spiraling mass protests across the country, posing one of the biggest threats against the Islamic regime in […]

Rainer Puster/EyeEm/Getty Images/STOCK (TEHRAN, Iran) — Seven months after the beginning of the “Women Life Freedom” movement in Iran, a tangible impact is being felt across the country as many women are still refusing to wear their hijab in public and they continue to share their stories on social media. “This is life. This is […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Iranians protesting their country’s regime have been putting their lives on the line to call out injustices and, even in the face of violence, say they will continue to raise their voices. Saman, who fled the country after losing an eye due to a paintball gun when he was shot […]

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