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Iran Focus

London, 21 Dec - The state-run newspaper, Shargh, reported on a formal seminar that discussed the disaster of child marriage in the country on Sunday December 11th. The article was entitled, "Children do not get married; they are traded instead.” The article continued, “currently 43 thousand of those children that get married are aged 10 to 15 and 2 thousand of them are separated or divorced from their spouses.”

There merely excerpts from a report that was presented at the seminar on child marriage, which was held in the Amphitheater Hall of the University of Science and Technology to investigate the causes and consequences of child marriage in the marginalized neighborhoods of the country.

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London, 8 November - According to reports received by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and published by them on November 7, political prisoner Lavin Karimi in Hamedan prison has been denied medical treatment for stomach problems she incurred during torture while under interrogation. 

She is now experiencing bleeding in her stomach, and prison doctors say that she must receive medical treatment immediately. However one of her torturers, a man called Rajabi, told Lavin that the Intelligence Ministry will not allow her out of prison, and the prison can do nothing to help her.

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London, 5 November - Maryam Akbari-Monfared, arrested in December 2009 for alleged involvement in the Green Movement street protests, and later charged with being connected to the PMOI/MEK was sentenced to 15 years in prison for “waging war against God” in June 2010. 

Four of  her siblings were executed in the 1980s for their affiliations with the MEK, and in 2009 she was also accused of making phone calls to her remaining bother and sister who were at the time based in Camp Ashraf in Iraq.

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London, 4 November - A political prisoner in Iran had a visit from her mother for the first time since her imprisonment on October 24.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was imprisoned for writing an unpublished story about the brutal act of stoning in Iran.

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London, 29 October - In a letter addressing the Iranian regime’s Attorney General, Narges Mohammadi writes, “I will not be silent until my rights are respected and justice is served.”

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on October 27, writes about the impassioned controversy between Narges Mohammadi and the Iranian regime’s Attorney General, cleric Jafar Montazeri, who addressed her as one side of a sinister triangle and a despicable element.

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