Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 04 A hospital belonging to the Revolutionary Guards in the Iranian capital is refusing entry for women not wearing the head-to-toe covering known as chador, according to local residents.
Security guards outside the main entrance of Baqiyatollah Hospital were seen turning away women who were not wearing the chador.
The Independent: Hundreds of women demonstrated outside Tehran university, calling for greater rights and a boycott of Friday's presidential election. They shouted "down with dictatorship!" and "shame on you!" in response to the aggressive tactics of police, who tried to prevent protesters reaching the demonstration yesterday.
New York Times: Hundreds of women staged an unauthorized demonstration in Tehran today, protesting sex discrimination under Iran's Islamic leadership just days before the June 17 presidential elections. The protest was the first public display of dissent by women since the 1979 revolution, when the new regime enforced obligatory veiling. "We are women, we are the children of this land, but we have no rights," they chanted.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 12 A protest that began with a gathering of dozens of women in downtown Tehran this afternoon drew thousands of anti-government protesters and streamrolled into one of the largest demonstrations against Irans clerical rulers in recent months. The protest began in front of Tehran University as a small group of women began chanting freedom, freedom and calling for a referendum on religious rule.
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