Iranian Women Take Off Headscarves To Protest Against Mandatory Hijab Laws
01 February, 2018, 01:09 | Author: Edward Snyder
Young women standing tall and proud on the streets of Iran with their hair uncovered, defiantly waving their discarded headscarves on the end of sticks and in direct violation of the country's strict laws that force women to cover their hair. Photos and videos of five women on social media show them standing in public places with their headscarves hanging on a stick.
The woman, who was arrested January 29 after removing her hijab on a busy street in downtown Tehran, appears to have been inspired by the "Girl of Revolution Street", an unidentified woman who removed her hijab and waved it like a flag over Tehran's Enqelab (Revolution) Street December 27, 2017. This is not the first time women came out in protest of Iran's law for women.
Judicial officials alleged that around 1,000 people arrested during December's unrest where protests spread to 80 cities and towns and resulted in 25 deaths.
Ms Bahraini said Ms Movahed was only just released on Sunday after a month in custody and that Amnesty is monitoring the case because she is still at risk of criminal prosecution.
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told CNN that an "official with the judiciary" and relatives had confirmed to her that detained woman had been released.
"Under the Islamic penal code in Iran, any act that is deemed offensive to public decency is punished with a prison term of 10 days to two months, or 74 lashes".
"We are fighting for freedom to choose to wear or not wear hijab", she said. "Let women decide themselves about their own body".
Rouhani said, "Those who think they can decide for Iran's future by resorting to the United Nations Security Council should realize that the Iranian nation will never give up Imam Khomeini's legacy: Islamism and Republicanism".
"But as a woman who grew up in Iran I can tell you it's a big issue".
The video gained momentum during the Iran protests on Twitter, alongside a social media campaign called #whitewednesdays against the law forcing women to wear the hijab has been ongoing.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the Iranian people continue supporting the Islamic Republic system despite pressure by foreigners.
The Star reported that at least one woman was arrested during yesterday's protests, according to a shopkeeper who witnessed the arrest.
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials work at the department's command centre in Honolulu on December 1, 2017. Compounding the issue was that the state Emergency Management Agency had no prepared message for a false alarm.
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) - said they'd back legislation to protect Mueller's job if Rosenstein is fired. Democrats who have read the document say Republicans have cherry-picked facts to create a misleading and risky narrative.
Beckham came to MLS as the league's first Designated Player with the goal of elevating the sport of soccer in America. With four years of hype behind them, they'll be under serious pressure to become one of MLS's leading clubs.
Steve Wynn has also denied the allegations and claimed that the allegations are all part of a ploy by his former wife. DeLeo said lawmakers did not discuss what happens if someone is deemed unsuitable after a license is granted.
Fitzgerald became director of the CDC in July, bought stock in Japan Tobacco in August 2017, and sold it at the end of October. The head of the Centers for Disease Control is resigning a day after a big Politico report on her stock trading.
The initiative is an example of how tech industry efforts to comply with the GDPR will spill over to users in the United States. These new measures are Facebook's response to feedback from policymakers, users, as well as data security experts.
The Cabinet has agreed to hold a referendum on the repeal of the eighth amendment, with the date likely to be held in late May. At this evening's meeting, ministers are set to give the Health Minister Simon Harris permission to draft the referendum bill.
When police tried to pull the cars over, the vehicles took off leading to officers chasing them through a dirt road. In the nearby town of Carmona, authorities were notified that a shipment of oranges had gone missing.
Last year, a pair of crossovers involving Final Fantasy XV , with Tekken 7 and Assassin's Creed: Origins were also announced . That being said, you can put both sets on hunters of both genders, and they'll also change your character's voice.
Younkers in Superior's Mariner Mall to close
The sale will run for 10 to 12 weeks. "The owners of the mall need to decide where to go from here", Mayor Robert Mielke said. Superior, Wis. - Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced today it will be closing the Younkers in Superior at the Mariner Mall.
SC GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy won't run for re-election
The post is considered a powerful position that allows for investigations into any aspect of the federal government. Another member of Congress announced on Wednesday their decision not to seek re-election this fall.
A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech
Wikie is also said to have learnt how to say English words such as "hello" and " bye bye" and " Amy " - her trainer's name. When Wikie demonstrated her imitation abilities with those sounds, the researchers moved on to human words.
Beyond the Weather: Super Blue Blood Moon
A blue moon is infrequent, but it also isn't as rare as you might think, as one happens every 2.7 years on average. According to eclipse experts, " Super Blue Blood Moon " is coming first in 35 Years and will be a sight to behold.
Knicks exploring options to part with Joakim Noah
After just under two years of turmoil, Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks could be headed towards and ugly split. Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks are in the midst of a two-year saga that both sides would prefer to forget.