A 20 year jail sentence for removing hijab

Yesterday, Shahparak Shajarizadeh was sentenced to 20 years in jail for removing her hijab to protest against the most ridiculously discriminatory law in Iran. Since 1979, women have been forced to wear hijab in Iran and removing it has been treated ruthlessly. Below is a video of her after hearing her sentence. Fortunately, she has... Continue Reading →

On the execution train

So “Holy” month of Ramadan is over, and this means that the execution train is back in Islamic countries. Islamic countries don’t execute anyone during Ramadan, and continue the executions right after the month is over. Apparently, this time, Iran’s train is fast and unstoppable. According to some reports, there have been numerous executions in... Continue Reading →

Child execution under Sharia Law

The following includes disturbing facts about child execution in Iran. Qesas is a retributive form of punishment specified in Shari’a (i.e. Islamic law) in which the punishment should be equal to the crime. The penalty for homicide is death unless the family accepts financial compensation. If a person is murdered, the family of the victim... Continue Reading →

International Women’s day: the Heroines of Iran

Today's the international women's day. Though some are celebrating or ignoring the real issues, a woman in Iran, who removed her hijab to protest the mandatory veiling during the recent protests, has been sentenced to two years in jail. Most of the feminists groups including the Women’s March have been hypocritically silent about the women’s... Continue Reading →

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