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Beach volleyball and women's rights in Iran?

- Beach volleyball is testing women's rights in Iran. Yes, beach volleyball in Iran. You may think that women's rights there are a secondary issue, compared with recent headlines focusing on a nuclear agreement... But in fact, this issue goes to the heart of whether Iran upholds its international agreements. -Minky Worden, CNN - 2/8/16

Many Iranian Women, Youth Feel Failed by Reformists Ahead of Vote

- Many Iranian women and young people are disillusioned about the upcoming elections, desperate for reform but losing hope in their pragmatic president and his promise of a freer society. The February 26 parliamentary poll will see pro-reform candidates, who broadly back President Hassan Rouhani, attempt to overturn the majority held by conservative hardliners in the 290-seat assembly. -Reuters - 2/6/16

Iran's Parliament set to approve shorter work week for women

- Iraj Abdi, a spokesman for Iranian Parliament's Social Commission, says new regulations will soon be approved to let women work reduced hours under certain conditions. The new regulations, according to Abdi, will allow women with children under six, women with disabled children and single mothers to work eight hours less at their full-time jobs without a reduction in pay and benefits. - 2/4/16

Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami's Sonita wins top award at Sundance Film Festival

- Sonita, a joint production of Iran, Germany and Switzerland, by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami, has won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary - 2/1/16

Iran's shooter Khedmati wins gold at Asia Olympic qualifiers

- Iranian female sports shooter Najmeh Khedmati has put on an awe-inspiring display of skills at the 2016 Asian Olympic Shooting Qualifying Tournament in India, and managed to snatch a gold medal. - 1/31/16

Female candidates rejected in run for assembly seats

- None of the woman who registered to run in the Assembly of Experts elections was approved by the Guardian Council. The council forwarded the list of eligible candidates for the Assembly of Experts elections to the Ministry of the Interior. The list reportedly did not contain the names of any female applicants. - 1/27/16

Celebrated Iranian actress attacked in Kashan on way to screening

- Extremists attacked the prominent Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya in the city of Kashan on Sunday. She was there to attend the screening of her latest film, Yahya Sokoot Nakard (Yahaya did not remain silent), and the event proceeded despite the attack. - 1/26/16

Forouzan, Persian film star in Pahlavi era, passes away in Tehran

- Forouzan, one of the big stars of Persian popular cinema in 1960s and 1970s died in Tehran. She was 78. Forouzan, born Parvin Kheirbakhsh, acted in various popular films such as Ganj-e Ghroun (directed by Siamak Yasemi, 1965), Dalahu (1967), Raghaseh-ye Shahr (Shapoor Gharib, 1970) and Dayereh-ye Mina (Dariush Mehrjoui, 1978). - 1/26/16

Fed-up Iranian women organize to take more seats in parliament

- Nine women and 281 men. Such is the composition of the Iranian parliament. Rights activists believe this lopsided gender imbalance is one reason why so many discriminatory laws against women have been passed by the current legislature, in office since 2012. -Zahra Alipour, Al Monitor - 1/22/16

Ashraf Pahlavi: Portrait of a Persian Princess

- History often has trouble giving powerful women their due - Princess Ashraf Pahlavi certainly falls into this category. Her death on 7 January 2016 in Monte Carlo at the age of 96 did not spawn the usual publicity, controversy and myth that overshadowed her amazing life. We live in a world of vanishing icons and in their passing we are often drawn to the past - forensically sifting through the debris of time, piecing together the remains of an existence. -Cyrus Kadivar - 1/21/16

The Woman Shaping Iran's Oil Future

- Raised in a pistachio-farming family in tradition-minded southern Iran, Hassanzadeh, 31, earned her law degree and Ph.D. in the U.K. on scholarships. She literally wrote the book on Iran's natural gas industry since the 1979 Islamic revolution--it was published last year by Oxford University Press. She has returned to Iran to head a consulting firm, Energy Pioneers, based in Tehran and London, that's at the vanguard of Iran's all-out push to lure back foreign investors after the expected lifting of sanctions in coming months. -Peter Waldman, Bloomberg - 1/15/16

Iranian Reformist Journalist Begins Serving Prison Sentence for Her Writings on Facebook

- The well-known reformist journalist Reyhaneh Tabatabaie surrendered herself to Evin Prison authorities on January 12, 2016, to serve a one-year prison sentence. Tabatabaie's imprisonment follows a string of arrests of journalists and reformists, as hardliners in Iran move to silence moderate and independent voices ahead of critical Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections in February 2016. - 1/14/16

Detained Iranian Poet Describes Being Transported in a Cage and Watched "Like a Murderer"

- The poet Hila Sedighi, who was arrested and held for two days amidst an intensifying crackdown on independent artistic and cultural figures in Iran, has posted a description of her 48-hour detention on her Facebook page, stating that she was watched throughout her detention "as if they were watching a murderer." - 1/12/16

Young Iranian poet, Hila Sedighi, released on bail

- Iranian poet Hila Sedighi, who was arrested this week at Imam Khomeini Airport upon arriving in Tehran, was released on bail on Saturday January 9. The Kaleme website reported the arrest of the young poet, saying she had apparently been sentenced in absentia. - 1/11/16

Young Poet Hila Sedighi Arrested at Airport in Tehran, Latest in String of Arrests

- The poet and civil activist Hila Sedighi was arrested at Imam Khomeini International Airport on January 7, 2016, as she and her husband returned from a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. - 1/9/16

Iranian weekly suspended for sexual insults against female adviser

- The Ya Lesarat weekly has lost its publication permit for insulting the president's adviser on women and family affairs. In its last two issues, Yalsarat has published articles containing sexual insults aimed at Shahindokht Molaverdi. - 1/5/16

Katayoun Goudarzi and Shujaat Husain Khan Continue a Musical Journey with the Release of "Ruby"

- The melding of musical styles is too dry a term, and perhaps a foolish one, but it is hard to put into words what occurs on some occasions. The harmonious relationship between Iranian-born singer Katayoun Goudarzi and one of India's foremost and prolific classical musicians Shujaat Husain Khan defies proper description. -BWW - 1/4/16

Highest Ranked Woman in Iran's Government to Sue Extremist Publication

- The Iranian government's most senior female official, Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, plans to take legal action against an extremist publication for comparing her to a prostitute. The weekly Ya Lesarat, the mouthpiece of the shadowy, semi-official vigilante group Ansar-e Hezbollah known for its violent enforcement of ultraconservative dictates, has a long history of defaming and inciting violence against women with whom it has ideological differences. - 1/1/16

Iran opens its first marathon to tourists - but women can't compete

- Iran's first marathon invites international tourists to run to the ancient city of Persepolis, but rules prevent women from joining -Lizzie Porter, Telegraph - 12/31/15

Sexual Insults Against Iranian President's Adviser May Shut Down Weekly

- Ali Jannati, Iran's minister of Culture and Guidance, has announced that the Yalsarat weekly may be denied publication in the coming week. The weekly has published articles containing sexual insults to Shahindokht Molaverdi, the president's adviser on women and family issues. - 12/30/15

War of Words: A woman's battle to end stoning and juvenile execution in Iran

- In the Mazandaran province of northern Iran, where the Elburz Mountains careen toward the Caspian Sea, Asieh Amini grew up on a farm surrounded by kiwi and tangerine orchards. Born in 1974, Amini was the third of four sisters. -Laura Secor, New Yorker - 12/28/15

Ten Iranian women run for Assembly of Experts, hundreds run for Parliament

- Hossein Ali Amiri, the secretary and spokesman for the Interior Ministry's election headquarters, says 10 women have registered their names to run for a spot in the Assembly of Experts. This is the first time that women are stepping into the Assembly of Experts election arena. - 12/24/15

Professor makes history as first woman to aim for Iran's Assembly of Experts

- For the first time, a woman has registered to run for the Assembly of Experts. ISNA reported on Thursday December 17 that Esmat Savadi, a seminary and university professor, registered her name as a nominee for the Assembly Experts at a Tehran elections office on the first day of nominee registrations. - 12/18/15

Was this really how women dressed in IRAN before the revolution?

- Photos of models from the 1970s show plunging necklines and heavy make-up in a startling contrast with today's strict dress code -Daily Mail - 12/18/15

Iranian Ayatollah Criticizes Working Women

- An influential spiritual leader in Iran has criticized what he described as the boom in working women, blaming the policies of President Hassan Rohani. "Why do people always insist that women work, although so many of our men are unemployed," said Ayatollah Seyyed Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad, the leading preacher in the central city of Isfahan. - 12/5/15

100 Women 2015: Iranian women's fight for freedom

- Iran is better known for its religious conservatism than its history of women's rights. But although it might not be obvious to outsiders, the feminist movement in the country has a rich and varied history. -Faranak Amidi, BBC - 12/4/15

Iran's Elaheh Ahmadi stands atop air rifle women world shooting podium

- Female Iranian sports shooter Elaheh Ahmadi has been crowned as the world's best athlete of the 10-meter air rifle women division in the November edition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) rankings. - 12/2/15

Iran's Wrestling Federation slams cancellation of orchestra performance

- Rasoul Khadem, head of Iran's Wrestling Federation has called for an investigation into the cancellation of Tehran Symphonic Orchestra performance in the closing of World Wrestling Championships. - 12/1/15

Tehran orchestra thwarts order to omit female musicians from concert

- A performance by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra to open the World Wrestling Club competitions was cancelled after the conductor refused to accept a last-minute demand to remove all female musicians. - 11/30/15

2015 APSA awards Iranian actress Motamed-Aria

- The 2015 edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has awarded Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria during a ceremony held in Brisbane, Australia. Motamed-Aria received the event's Special Mention for the Best Performance by an Actress for her appearance in 'Avalanche,' directed by Iranian filmmaker Morteza Farshbaf. - 11/29/15

Far From Home: Between Heaven and Earth - Video, Installation, and Performance by Minoosh Zomorodinia

- Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian photographer, performer, and video artist. In her exhibition at Gallery Route One, Zomorodinia presents her on-going exploration and investigation of the 'Self' in the artist's cultural and political struggles as a Muslim woman living in the United States today. The artist will perform briefly before the reception and before the closing night. - 11/27/15

Iran slumps to Brazil in Women's Futsal World Tournament

- Iran women's national futsal team has sustained its second group stage defeat at the 2015 Women's Futsal World Tournament in Guatemala, going down to the strong Brazilian side. The loss means Iran cannot progress to the quarterfinals, as the first two teams in each group can make it into the knockout stage. - 11/27/15

Meet Marjan Philhour: Candidate for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

- The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian American (PAAIA) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Marjan Ghafourpour Philhour to discuss her campaign for San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 1. If successful she will become the first woman of Iranian and Filipino descent to be elected to public office in San Francisco. - 11/25/15

Women's Futsal Team Captain Allowed to Travel to World Championship Only after Judiciary Gives Consent

- The captain of the Iranian women's national Futsal team, Niloufar Ardalan, who was previously banned from leaving the country to play in the Asian championships in Malaysia because her husband, Mehdi Tutunchi, had not given his consent, has received permission from the Judiciary to travel with the team to Guatemala for the world futsal championship. - 11/25/15

Captain of Iranian women's futsal team permitted to leave country

- The Iranian judiciary reports that through the intervention of the football federation and other relevant government bodies, Nilofar Ardalan, an Iranian futsal athlete and national team captain, has been granted permission to leave the country to attend championship games in Guatemala. Mizan Khabar reports that the exit permit was issued with the consent of her husband. - 11/24/15

Iranian Journalist's One-Year Prison Sentence and Two-Year Ban on Media Upheld

- The journalist Rayhaneh Tabatabaie, 35, has been informed that the Appeals Court has approved her one-year prison sentence and two-year ban on political and media activities issued in November 2014 by Judge Salavati. Facebook Posts and Reformist Affiliations Are Her "Crimes" - 11/23/15

Iranian Journalist Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Her Facebook Posts

- The journalist Solmaz Ikdar has been sentenced to three years in prison for "insulting the Supreme Leader" and "propaganda against the state." The charges were based on content she posted on her Facebook page. - 11/22/15

Why imprisoned pastor's wife kept her marital abuse a secret - until now

- The wife of Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran since September 2012, has had a difficult month. First Naghmeh Abedini canceled all public appearances after telling supporters by email that her husband had abused her physically, emotionally and sexually. Twelve days later, she released a statement saying she regretted her previous emails. "I was under great psychological and emotional distress," she said -Timothy C. Morgan, RNS - 11/21/15

Iranian Women Drivers Not Wearing Hijab Face Tough Police Action

- Cars driven by women who do not observe the hijab (head covering for women) will be impounded and fines will be imposed, according to strict new regulations by Iran's police force. In addition, "trusted invisible agents" will be reporting violations on behalf of the police. - 11/20/15

Rohani intervenes to let Iran's Women Futsal Team play in World Cup

- By special order of President Hassan Rohani, the Iranian Women's Futsal Team will travel to Guatemala to participate in the 2015 World Cup. The Iranian Football Federation had said that due to visa complications and a lack of funding, the team would not be able to travel to Guatemala. - 11/9/15

Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

- In her latest documentary, "Will She Win the War?," Iranian filmmaker Mina Keshavarz challenges the status quo placed on today's Iranian women. Through the of story Roghieh documentary filmmaker Keshavarz shows the struggle for a young woman in southern Iran who is trying to secure jobs for women through a local community bazaar, as threats by a local politician grow. -Elahe Amani, WNN - 11/6/15

Iranian Activists Campaign To Bring More Women Into Parliament

- Iran's parliament has 290 seats, and only nine of them are filled by women. Women's rights activists want to change that. A group of Iranian activists is seeking to dilute the dominance of men in the country's parliament, pushing for a greater female presence in the legislature following elections in February 2016. - 11/4/15

'Islamic feminism' and miniskirts: The veiled truth about women in Iran

- Historian Nina Ansary has uncovered the complex history of women's rights in Iran. She tells Radhika Sanghani how patriarchal politics are peversely paving the way for feminism in the country -Radhika Sanghani, Telegraph - 11/3/15

Fatemeh Azadeh: The first Iranian female pilot

- Fatemeh Azadeh, a 26-year old woman from Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, is the first female pilot in Iran, ISNA reported. Azadeh criticizes the prevailing attitudes towards female pilots as many people do not trust them and do not board on a plane piloted by a woman. "Such attitudes should be reformed both in the air and on the earth," she said. - 11/2/15

Visa Problems May Ground Iran's Women Futsal Team

- The Iranian Women's National Futsal team may be unable to compete in the 2015 World Tournament even though they won the championship in Asia. The Iranian federation says the team has begun practice; however, securing visas for all team members is a difficult task, which may keep them from joining the games in Guatemala. - 11/2/15

FROM THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION TO THE VIDEO REVOLUTION

- Today, Shahrzad Rafati is the founding CEO of one of the fastest-growing online video companies in the world. It's called BroadbandTV, and it gets 5.7 billion views a month - up a stunning 80 percent in 10 months. You will surely be hearing about this explosive video business and about the 35-year-old entrepreneur who heads one of the biggest players, the biggest in America by some measures. -Steven Butler, Ozy - 11/2/15

Iran: End Ban on Women at Volleyball Matches

- Iran should stop preventing women and girls from attending volleyball matches and take further steps to promote gender equality, opening a digital advocacy campaign to promote respect for women's rights in the country. - 10/30/15

Iranian actress 'branded immoral' for posting pictures without hijab

- Sadaf Taherian, an Iranian actress, has caused controversy in her home country by posting pictures of herself on social media not wearing a hijab. The Iranian government reportedly called her "immoral" and banned her from acting. Taherian published the photographs on Instagram in protest at strict Iranian laws that require women to cover their head in public. -Barney Henderson, Telegraph - 10/30/15

Muharram Not Fashionable In Iran

- If you are celebrating the sacred month of Muharram in the Islamic republic, you best not make it a fashion statement. Amid reports that some hair salons and barbers have been advertising "special Muharram" styling to lure clients, warnings have been issued against the practice of shaving the words "Ya Hossein" into peoples' hair. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 10/22/15

Women's rights in Iran: Exiled activist reveals how her fight for equality is attracting male suppor

- Heretic, whore, CIA operative - Masih Alinejad has been called all these things, and worse, by the Iranian authorities. What is her crime? Campaigning for equal rights for women in her home country. -Katie Grant , Independent - 10/21/15

Imprisoned activist Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi Should Be Released Immediately and Given Medical Treatment

- The health of imprisoned activist Narges Mohammadi has deteriorated, and the prominent human rights defender is now reportedly chained to a hospital bed, denied proper medical treatment for a worsening neurological condition, and prevented from normal family visitation. - 10/20/15

Women of Iran: Beyond the stereotypes and into the reality

- They are doctors, musicians, firefighters and even journalists. Despite the stereotypes Iranian women may face, they are no different from American women. -Kelsi Sibert, Oak Leaf - 10/13/15

One Year after Acid Attacks against Women in Isfahan, No Arrests

- A year after a spate of acid throwing attacks on women in Isfahan, the police and security forces have not apprehended a single individual, despite their frequent pledges to arrest the culprits. The mother of one of the victims told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the authorities have not publicly released any information about the results of their investigations, and have warned families not to give interviews to foreign media. - 10/10/15

Trendy Tehran: Meet the female entrepreneurs breaking boundaries in Iran

- Mahsa Rezazadeh started her cafe in Tehran seven years ago and now brings in a better wage than her husband, a lawyer. She attributes her success amid a sanctions-shattered Iranian economy to hard work and the fact that however bad things get in Iran, Iranians cannot resist the smell of a home-cooked meal and freshly brewed coffee. -Maryam Babak, International Business Times - 10/5/15

Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives?

- Husbands in Iran are taking pictures of themselves declaring their commitment to female equality - and thousands are sharing their messages on Facebook. -BBC - 10/2/15

Iranian government reacts to restrictions on women travelling abroad

- After the National Women's Futsal team captain, Nilufar Ardalan, was denied leaving the country to participate in the Asian Championships 2015 because her husband refused to give her permission to leave the country, negative reactions to the legal requirement of a husband's permission for Iranian women seeking to travel abroad continues to make headlines. - 10/1/15

Women in Iran Are Ready to Show They Mean Business

- Women in Iran are ready to make career gains in a way few of their peers can in the Gulf Arab world. -Golnar Motevalli, Bloomberg - 10/1/15

Eight of Iran's women's football team 'are men', league official claims

- Eight of Iran's women's football team 'are men', it has been claimed. The Iranian FA has been branded 'unethical', after it was alleged the players were actually men awaiting sex change operations. -Mirror, UK - 10/1/15

Iran: No government fanfare for victorious women's futsal team

- The Iranian Women's National Futsal team, which won the Asian Championship Cup last week, arrived in Tehran on Sunday September 27 without any reception from the country's Ministry of Sport. - 9/30/15

Iranian women win their first futsal championship

- Iran's women's national futsal team has lifted the trophy at the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship in Malaysia following a victory over the Japanese side. - 9/27/15

Donya Nasser becomes the First Iranian American U.S. Youth Observer to UN

- In July, 2015, Donya Nasser became the first Iranian American to be appointed as the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. An incredibly inspiring young professional, she seeks to galvanize and empower youth to strive to secure equality and justice, and to protect the marginalized. - 9/25/15

Iranian female futsallers thrash Uzbekistan in AFC championship

- Iran women's national futsal team has romped to another emphatic win at the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship in Malaysia, overwhelming Uzbekistan. - 9/23/15

Imprisoned Iranian Artist Goes on Hunger Strike to Protest Prison Staff Verbal Abuse

- Atena Farghadani, the recipient of the 2015 Courage in Cartooning Award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), was sentenced on June 1, 2015, to 12 years and nine months in prison after drawing a cartoon that showed members of the Iranian Parliament as animals and posting it on her Facebook page. - 9/21/15

Iranian Who Barred Soccer-Star Wife From Travel Says It's Private

- An Iranian man who barred his soccer-star spouse from playing in a tournament abroad has defended his actions and criticized foreign media for covering the case. Mehdi Toutounchi, a prominent sports journalist and television presenter, said he had to "take control" of the situation. - 9/19/15

Jailed Iranian activist writes to judicial chief about plight as a mother

- Jailed human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi has written to the head of the judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, to protest that she can't speak to her children on the telephone. Nargess Mohammadi reports that she also has been completely forbidden from talking to her husband, whom prison authorities have referred to only in insulting terms. - 9/19/15

Iranian Female Soccer Star Faces Husband-Imposed Travel Ban

- It's a man's world for Niloufar Ardalan, one of Iran's best female soccer players and known as Lady Goal for her on-field exploits in international women's Islamic tournaments. Ardalan says she will not be able to compete in an upcoming tournament in Malaysia because her husband has refused to grant her permission to travel abroad as required by Islamic laws enforced in Iran. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE - 9/15/15

Workforce participation much lower for Iranian women

- The most recent statistics reveal that the Iranian labour market is predominantly occupied by men, and for every 5.31 men who have jobs, only one woman is employed. IRNA reports that based on Spring 2015 statistics in the agriculture sector, the ratio of men to women is 7.1 to 1, in the industry sector it's 6.7 to 1, and in the service sector it is 5.03 to 1. - 9/10/15

Iran's highly educated women face tougher job market

- President Rohani's adviser for women and family affairs says more than 40 percent of women with higher education are unemployed. The deputy minister of labour has said the unemployment rate among people with higher education surpasses the country's overall unemployment average, and the rate among educated women is two and a half times higher than among men. - 9/8/15

Over 40,000 Girls under Age Married Each Year in Iran

- Official Iranian government statistics show that tens of thousands of girls under the age of 15 are married off by their families each year in Iran. The numbers may actually even be quite higher. Many families in Iran do not register underage marriages, or do so illegally, according to attorney Shima Ghoosheh, who spoke to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. - 9/6/15

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Stories of Women In Iran

- I grew up in Iran with two very different grandmothers. As a young girl, I took at face value the fact that one of my grandmothers was a devout woman who never left her home without wearing a head scarf, and the other was a Western-educated progressive-minded woman who didn't think twice about swimming topless in the family pool. Yet both women were forces to be reckoned with and by no means subservient. -Nina Ansary, Huffington Post - 9/6/15

In Iran, a Women's Soccer Revolution

- In a country where women aren't allowed to attend soccer games, the sport is taking off at the youth level--in part thanks to an Iranian-American -Bill Spindle, WSJ - 8/24/15

50 Iranian Women you Should Know: Tahereh Qurratu'l-Ayn

- Global and Iranian history are both closely intertwined with the lives and destinies of prominent figures. Every one of them has laid a brick on history's wall, sometimes paying the price with their lives, men and women alike. Women have been especially influential in the past 200 years, writing much of contemporary Iranian history. - 8/22/15

Ailing Student Activist's Continued Detention Violates Iran's Own Laws

- Prominent student activist Bahareh Hedayat should have been released by the end of July 2015 with the completion of more than five years in prison but efforts to end her unlawful incarceration have so far been unsuccessful, according to her husband Amin Ahmadian. - 8/14/15

Jailed Human Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Needs Urgent Medical Care

- Imprisoned rights activist Narges Mohammadi's medical illnesses have reached a critical stage and require immediate attention, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. - 8/11/15

Punishing fines proposed for Iranian women who defy hijab

- The Cultural Commission of the Iranian Parliament has proposed a bill to impose heavy fines on women who remove their headscarf in public or simply don't wear one. The proposal calls for a fine of 100,000 toumans (about $35) for a woman who takes off her headscarf in a car. - 8/11/15
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