Iran Focus: London, Jul. 12 – Most runaway girls in Iran are raped within the first 24 hours of their departure, according to an Iranian government official speaking to the BBC. Dr. Hadi Motamedi, the head of Social Ills Prevention Unit of the Health Ministry, said that the majority of such victims are rejected by their families if they choose to return after having been raped.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 10 – Female students clashed with security agents in a Tehran university after a heated dispute over Iran’s austere dress regulations for women. The students from Tehran’s Industrial Aeronautic University defied agents of the State Security Forces when the latter harassed them on campus and tried to arrest them for violating the dress

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.