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Iran Focus

Tehran, 27 Jul - A group of women and girls was arrested for riding bicycles in Marivan, in Iran’s Kurdistan Province on July 26.

The women were stopped from participating in the sporting event by police who told them that a new national law made cycling in public "unlawful" for their gender.

Iran Focus

Tehran, 30 Apr - A woman has received 100 lashings in the town of Golpayegan, central Iran. State-run Serat News Agency reported the punishment on 27 April. Najafali Alyan, the government’s prosecutor in the town, said the lashings were punishment for adultery.

Iran Focus

Tehran, 22 Apr - The Iranian government has launched a new plan to rigorously enforce veiling laws. Some 7,000 morality officers have been dispatched to Tehran with the task of alerting official law enforcement to instances of “mal-veilling” and other perceived “violations” of the law including noise pollution.

Iran Focus

London, 17 Apr - Three women were executed last week in Iran, all on the same day, just as European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was about to lead a trade delegation to Tehran.

According to reports received from Iran, a woman was sent to the gallows in Kashmar, north-eastern Iran, on Thursday, 14 April.

Ameneh Rezaiyan, 43, from Taybad in eastern Iran, was sentenced to death two years ago.

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