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Six Arrested for Being 'Happy' in Tehran
Society & Culture  (tags: society, world, Iran, womens' rights, music, cultural freedoms, repression, government, freedoms, culture, ethics, women, rights, news )

Cal
- 50 days ago - jpost.com
The video shows six young people, including unveiled women, dancing on Tehran rooftops to Pharrell William's song Happy.
Iran Passes 'Pedophilia' Law to Let Men Marry Adopted Girls
Society & Culture  (tags: girls, Iran, Islam, Muslims, pedophilia, paedophilia, child, children, crime, culture, family, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women )

Ge
- 255 days ago - washingtontimes.com
Iran lawmakers passed a measure -- in a bill aimed at protecting the rights of children, no less -- that allows for men to marry their adopted daughters, so long as the girls are at least 13 years old. Children's rights activists are alarmed, The Guardi
Meet the Iranian Graduate Student Who Is Obviously Too Sexy to Serve on Any City Council
Society & Culture  (tags: women, society, culture, ethics, iran, women's rights, family, government, freedoms, world, rights, news )

Cal
- 327 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A woman who won a spot a seat on a city council in Iran has been disqualified from serving because she is just too hot.
Iran's Government Encourages and Subsidizes Gender Reassignment Surgeries
Society & Culture  (tags: world, politics, iran, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, gayrights, freedoms, world, rights, culture, ethics, politics, religion, family, society, news, government )

Cal
- 519 days ago - www1.folha.uol.com.br
The Islamic Republic of Iran blesses and encourages sex-change operations on behalf of a policy that considers every citizen not heterosexual as a spirit born in the wrong body.
Iran Unveils Machine for Amputating Thieves' Fingers
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, finger cutting machine, crime punishment )

Beth
- 527 days ago - observers.france24.com
No one can ever say that Iran is not pulling ahead in important technological fields. The man shown getting his finger cut off was charged with robbery and adultery in the city of Shiraz. He was also sentenced to three years in prison and 99 lashes.
Iran: Alcohol Drinkers Sentenced to Death
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, Islam, Sharia Law, Alcohol, death, freedoms, religion, politics, violence )

Rob and J
- 742 days ago - smh.com.au
Under Iranian sharia, certain crimes such as sodomy, rape, theft, fornication, apostasy and consumption of alcohol for the third time are considered to be ''claims of God'' and they therefore have mandatory death sentences. The 2 have been whipped 160x.
Appeal Against the Detention of Women Activists in Iran ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, Iran, activists, detention )

Cher Away
- 1148 days ago - change.org
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation
Free Nasrin Sotoudeh, Human Rights Defence Lawyer on Trial in Iran ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, protection, human rights, Iran, children )

Cher Away
- 1307 days ago - change.org
Nasrin Sotoudeh is a leading human rights lawyer widely respected for her efforts on behalf of juveniles facing the death penalty and for her defense of prisoners of conscience.
Remove Iran From the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women ! TAKE ACTION !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, rights, women, girls, Iran )

Cher Away
- 1528 days ago - change.org
Join with the Southwest Institute for ViolenceFree learning (SWIVL) in support of human rights for women and girls.
Can People-Power Defuse Iran's Nuclear Threat?
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, education, environment, freedoms, government, interesting, Iran, news, politics, religion, rights, revolution, society, violence, women, world )

Kit
- 1564 days ago - meforum.org
Iranians again want regime change and today's opposition is inclusive, whereas the 1999 and 2003 protests lacked the broad coalition present in 1979. Today's street protests need to hear more from the United States to broaden the coalition.
Urge Your Elected Politicians to Support Equality for Women in Iran ! TAKE ACTION !
Society & Culture  (tags: women, equality, Iran, freedoms, humans, rights, law )

Cher Away
- 1588 days ago - change.org
Iranian women's rights activists have initiated an extensive campaign to demand an end to discriminatory laws against women under Iranian law. This campaign, "One Million Signatures Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws" is a follow-up effort to the
The Cuisine of Iran
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, cooking, food, Iranian cuisine )

RC
- 2372 days ago - nytimes.com
BUSHCO may demonize the government of Iran, but their culianry culture sounds delicious! Acquaint yourself with this ancient country's traditional cuisine.
Rudd Would Charge Iranian Leader
Society & Culture  (tags: australia, iran, government, genocide, labor, middle east, rudd )

Ali
- 2472 days ago - news.com.au
A LABOR government would attempt to bring Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, before the International Court of Justice to face charges of "inciting genocide" in an effort to force the rogue Middle East leader to justify his attacks on Israel.
Despite Denials, Gays Insist They Exist, If Quietly, in Iran
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, gayrights, media, society, iran, ahmadinejad )

Patricia
- 2473 days ago - nytimes.com
When Reza, a 29-year-old Iranian, heard that his president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had denied in New York that homosexuals were in Iran, he was shocked but not surprised. Reza knows the truth. He is gay.
.Amnesty: Iran: Stop the Execution of Child Offender Sina Paymard
Society & Culture  (tags: iran, death sentence, child, amnesty, blood monety, execution )

Cheryl
- 2545 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
Amnesty has heard from Sina Paymard's lawyer that he was not executed last night, but his family have 10 days to reach a financial settlement with the victim's kin. If the money is not raised, then they are determined to have Sina executed
 

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