September 12, 2019

IRAN: An Iranian Women's Rights Activist Has Been Given 24 Years Prison Sentenced Because She PUBLICLY Removed Her Islamic Headscarf That The Islamic Totalitarian Regime Forces Women To Wear.

Daily Mail, UK
written by Chris Pleasance
Wednesday August 28, 2019

An Iranian women's rights activist has been jailed for a total of 24 years - including a 15-year term for 'spreading prostitution by taking off her hijab'.

Saba Kord Afshari, 20, was handed the sentence Tuesday by Tehran's Revolutionary Court after being found guilty of removing her headscarf as well as 'spreading propaganda against the state' and 'assembly and collusion'.

Afshari and her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi, had been prominent members of the White Wednesdays protest group, which spoke out against the compulsory hijab.
Compulsory means required by law; mandatory. (emphasis mine)
The pair routinely posted videos of themselves walking around the streets of Tehran without their headscarves to encourage other women to flout the law.

She was first arrested in the Iranian capital in August last year and jailed for a year, according to Iran Human Rights Monitor.

Afshari was released in February but continued to protest against human rights abuses by the Iranian regime, which saw her re-arrested in June.

She eventually ended up in the women's wing of Evin Prison, in Tehran, where human rights groups say she was pressured into making video confessions of her crimes.

Despite her mother also being arrested, Afshari refused to record the videos.

On August 19 she was brought for trial, and on August 27 her lawyer says he was informed of the new sentence.

The punishment was increased by half because of 'numerous charges and previous records', Iran Human Rights Monitor said.

Three other female rights activists - Shima Babaii, Mojgan Lali, and Shaghayegh Mahaki - were also jailed for a total of 18 years in Tehran on Monday.

The trio were given six years each for 'association and collusion against national security' and 'propaganda against the state'.
Amnesty International
written by Staff
Wednesday March 11, 2015

Women in Iran could face significant restrictions on their use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labor market unless they have had a child, if two proposed laws are approved, says a new report by Amnesty International published today.

You Shall Procreate: Attacks on women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Iran details the extreme lengths the Iranian authorities are going to in order to encourage repeated childbearing in a misguided attempt to boost the country’s declining population figures.

“The bills reinforce discriminatory stereotypes of women, and mark an unprecedented move by the state to interfere in people’s personal lives. In their zealous quest to project an image of military might and geopolitical strength by attempting to increase birth rates, Iran’s authorities are trampling all over the fundamental rights of women - even the marital bed is not out of bounds.”

The Bill to Increase Fertility Rates and Prevent Population Decline (Bill 446) outlaws voluntary sterilization, which is believed to be the second most common method of modern contraception in Iran, and blocks access to information about contraception, denying women the opportunity to make informed decisions about having children.

Despite claims by Iran’s authorities, including statements by President Hasan Rouhani that men and women in Iran are treated equally, in reality this is far from the truth. Sexual violence and discrimination against women in Iran is rife and women in Iran are denied equal rights with respect to marriage, divorce, child custody, inheritance, travel, and even in their choice of clothing.

Iran’s Penal Code penalizes women and girls as early as nine years old who fail to cover their hair with a headscarf and comply with compulsory dress codes with imprisonment or a cash fine. These laws are regularly used by the police to harass and detain women in public for their appearance and clothing.

According to Iran’s existing Civil Code, a woman would not be entitled to spousal maintenance if she refuses to comply with the “duties of marriage”, which can include refusing to have sex with her husband or leaving the house without permission .

A woman’s testimony in court is valued at half that of a man in legal proceedings and reparations paid for killing or causing injury to a woman are half those payable for same harms to a man. The age of criminal responsibility for girls is just under nine years old but just under 15 years for a boy. Rape within marriage and domestic violence are not recognized as criminal offences. Engaging in lesbian sex is punishable by 100 lashes with a fourth time conviction resulting in the death penalty.

Early and forced marriages are common with 41,226 girls between the ages of 10 and 14 getting married, according to the 2013-2014 annual report by the National Organization for Civil Registration, and at least 201 girls under the age of 10. At some universities women are barred from studying certain subjects, ranging from engineering to English literature, as a result of quotas that seek to reverse advances made in the number and proportion of female university students. They also face restrictions on watching sports in public stadiums.

“The authorities already seek to control what Iranian women wear, where they work and what they study. Now they are interfering with their private lives by seeking to control their bodies and tell them how many children to have. Both proposed bills must be scrapped and funding for quality family planning services must be restored. Women must be able to live in dignity without such intrusive infringements on their fundamental rights and freedoms.”
UPDATE 9/12/19 at 8:13pm: Added tweet below.
to show you how the Marxist Democrats are in bed with Islamic Revolutionaries. Code Pink and the Democrat Resistance movement are going to have you wearing your pink pussy hats smiling totally oblivious taking you straight to the oppressive Islamic totalitarian utopian nightmare they love. Kind of like Pinocchio being led to "Pleasure Island". Your pussy won't belong to you anymore. (emphasis mine)
UPDATE 9/12/19 at 8:57pm: Adding info below because I need to point out that Madea Benjamin who is the founder of Code Pink fake pussy loving hippie wrote in her tweet above that she is devastated that Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif resigned and praises him. I care more about you having pussy rights and gay rights than Madea Benjamin and I'm a gay conservative, pro-Life, pro-gun, Christian, freedom loving, Capitalist, registered Republican, Hispanic female.
The Jerusalem Post, Israel
written by Benjamin Weinthal
Monday June 10, 2019

In response to questions today in Tehran from a reporter for the mass circulation German paper Bild, the Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated his country's lethal homophobic law and its opposition to the Jewish state and the US.

Paul Ronzheimer, a reporter for the Bild, wrote on Twitter that he asked Zarif two questions: "1. Where do you stand regarding Israel's right to exist? 2. How do you deal with the executions of gays?"

Ronzheimer wrote that Zarif answered: "The problem is the aggressive policies of Israel and the USA."

Regarding Iran's execution of gays, Zarif said that: "Our society has moral principles, and according to these principles we live. These are moral principles regarding the behavior of people in general. And that's because the law is upheld and you abide by laws."

The Post reported in January that Iran's clerical regime publicly hanged a man based on an anti-homosexual Islamic law. The unidentified man was hanged on January 10 in the southwestern city of Kazeroon.

According to a 2008 British WikiLeaks dispatch, Iran’s mullah regime has executed “between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians” since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Per DW, Germany Iran defends execution of gay people 6/12/19: Homosexuality violates Islamic Law in Iran and can be punishable by death. Several thousand people have been executed for homosexuality since the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to some rights activists.

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