2018-12-25 – Radio Farda- A parliamentary motion banning child marriage in Iran has been rejected by Majles (parliament), an MP reported.
A member of women’s faction in the Islamic Republic’s parliament, Tayyebeh Seyavoshi says, “The Legal and Judicial Commission of Majles has rejected a parliamentary motion that proposed a ban on allowing under thirteen-year-old girls to marry.”
A British-Iranian academic who was arrested and detained in Iran on security charges has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
25 December 2018 –BBC- Prof Abbas Edalat, who works at Imperial College London, was detained in Tehran in April.
The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran said he was released last week.
British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe remains in prison in Iran, where she has been since 2016.