Archive for Women & Kids

Christmas Island asylum seeker children still waiting for release into community

Asylum seeker children have been moved off Christmas Island but remain in detention in Darwin. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Asylum seeker children have been moved off Christmas Island but remain in detention in Darwin. Photo: Wolter Peeters

January 22, 2015 -The Sydney Morning Herald- Children who were promised to be moved off Christmas Island and into the community by former immigration minister Scott Morrison remain in a Darwin immigration facility.
The 94 children and 100 family members are being held in the Blaydin Point Alternative Place of Detention in Darwin, where they have been held since late December.

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Woman Hanged In Iran For Killing Alleged Rapist Sent Her Family A Chilling Message

Reyhaneh Jabbari

10-27-2014-Huffingtonpost- An Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday despite international pleas for clemency left her family a heartbreaking message several months before her death.
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged on Saturday morning in Tehran’s Evin prison after spending five years on death row for the 2007 murder of a man she said had tried to rape her.

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State-run TV’s Disinformation Encourages Violence Against Women

Broadcasts on Hijab Campaign Spread Defamatory Messages and Blatant Falsehoods
June 2, 2014—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran calls on President Rouhani to immediately institute supervision of Iran’s state TV and end the broadcast of programs that falsely defame dissidents and implicitly justify violence against women who do not wear the hijab, the compulsory dress that covers a woman’s head and body.

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Iranian women post pictures of themselves without hijabs on Facebook

The Facebook page ‘Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women’ was set up 10 days ago and has since attracted thousands of photos. Photograph: Facebook

theguardian.com, Monday 12 May 2014 – Saeed Kamali Dehghan: Campaign set up by London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad attracts more than 130,000 likes on social media site
Thousands of Iranian women are taking off their veils and publishing pictures of themselves online, igniting a debate about the freedom to wear or not wear the hijab.

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Iran rape victim bound for gallows unless she changes story

Rape victim Reyhaneh Jabbari has been sentenced to death in Iran  Photo: REUTERS

The Telegraph -19 Apr 2014  By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent – Death row accusations that an Iranian intelligent agent was a rapist could condemn his victim to hangman’s noose
An Iranian rape victim has been offered the option of avoiding the gallows if she complies with terms for forgiveness set by the son of the predator she murdered.

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Iranian human rights activist Sotoudeh: ‘Free forever’

Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights advocate, was among several prisoners released Wednesday from a Tehran prison where she had been jailed since 2010. “I’m glad, but I’m worried for my friends in prison,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a telephone interview soon after her release, citing other political and human rights activists who remain in prison.

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Nasrin Sotoudeh – Exclusive Interview One Hour After Her Release

(September 18, 2013) – An hour after her release from prison, human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, “When they took me out of the prison, they told me, ‘You are free.’ Last night they told four others.

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URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY

Iran – January 18, 2013 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the Iran.
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UN top official calls on Iran to release human rights activist on long-running hunger strike

4 December 2012 – Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville announced today:  The High Commissioner for Human Rights is extremely concerned about Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally recognised lawyer and human rights activist, whose health is reportedly deteriorating.

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URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY

Iran – November 22, 2012 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Iran.
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