Arrests, Prison Sentences Fail to Stem Growing Public Opposition to Iran’s Mandatory Hijab Law

At Least 12 People Sentenced to Prison Since January 2018

August 19, 2019 – Mounting arrests and prison sentences have not enabled Iran’s government to achieve broad public compliance with the country’s mandatory hijab law, or stem growing protests against it.

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Judicial Official’s Defense of Mass Executions Sets Dangerous Precedent

Senior Advisor to Judiciary Asks Why the State Should Be Concerned with “Legal Matters” Pourmohammadi: “We still haven’t settled scores”

August 5, 2019—New remarks by a senior judicial official in Iran, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, in which he openly defended the extrajudicial executions of some 4000-5000 prisoners in 1988 as necessary acts against “enemies” in a time of war, mark a significant and dangerous turning point in the state’s treatment of those notorious mass killings, which have been internationally recognized as crimes against humanity.

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