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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. 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.

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. 07 – Women will not be included in the cabinet of Iran’s new hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a leading ultra-conservative figure said on Sunday.
Hamid-Reza Taraghi, a central committee member of the Motalefeh Party, told a state-run news agency, “The circumstances for women to be ministers in the cabinet do not exist, but probably they can become deputies”.

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