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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 04 – The commander of Iran’s State Security Forces in the city of Orumieh, northwest Iran, threatened on Sunday that police would crackdown “forcefully and decisively” on women who were not properly veiled.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 21 – A new sex-segregated park is under development in the city of Mashad, north-eastern Iran, according to the head of the National Women’s Council. The new 110-hectare park will be used exclusively by women, Sedigheh Ghannadi told a state-run news agency, adding that men would not be able to see inside the park in any way, including from overflying aircraft.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 20 – The man designated by Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as his Minister of Justice vowed on Saturday that “improperly-veiled women” will be treated as if they had no Islamic veil at all.
Jamal Karimi-Rad told the local press, “Being improperly veiled
and not wearing a veil are no different. When it is clear from the appearance of a woman that she has violated the law, then the crime is obvious and law enforcement agents can take legal measures against her”.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 17 – A scientific study conducted by two independent experts found that 71 percent of teenagers in Iran suffer from depression, a Tehran-based news agency reported. Mahdieh Emami and Mona Mir-Mohammad Jaafari noted that teenage girls in Iran were twice as likely as boys to suffer from depression, the news agency SINA reported.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 11 – Iran’s clergy-dominated Supreme Court upheld a death by hanging sentence for a young woman accused of killing a man as a teenager, a state-owned daily reported on Thursday. The young woman, only identified by her first name Fakhteh, will be hanged in the coming days, according to a judiciary spokesman.

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