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Iran Calls on UN to Help with Extradition of Financial Criminals

Iran Calls on UN to Help with Extradition of Financial Criminals

Iran has urged the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to help the Islamic Republic arrest the criminals who have fled Iran and return the money they have embezzled.

‘Honour’ Killing of 14-Year-Old Girl Causes Outrage in Iran

The murder of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father coupled with a legal provision which does not allow the father to be served with eye-for-an-eye retribution has sent shockwaves across the nation and social media in Iran.
Iran Arrests Human Trafficking Ringleader in Malaysia

Iran Arrests Human Trafficking Ringleader in Malaysia

The Iranian Police and the Interpol have dismantled a human trafficking network taking Iranian girls out of the country for sexual exploitation.
Domestic Violence in Iran Less Than That in Other Countries: VP  

Domestic Violence in Iran Less Than That in Other Countries: VP  

A senior Iranian official says the extent of domestic violence against women in Iran is less severe than that of other countries.
VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

VP Asks Iranians to Use Helpline to Report Domestic Violence

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs has encouraged people to contact a helpline to report the cases of domestic violence or child maltreatment as people have been told to stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus.
‘Iran Must Reinforce Its Laws on Violence against Women’

‘Iran Must Reinforce Its Laws on Violence against Women’

A lawyer and women’s rights activist has weighed on violence against women in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country’s laws and regulations to protect women.
Teenager Stabs Family to Death under Influence of Khashoggi Murder

Teenager Stabs Family to Death under Influence of Khashoggi Murder

An Iranian teenager has, in an insane move, murdered his father, mother and brother with a knife under the influence of the way Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Arab country’s consulate in Istanbul.

Iranian Politician Pardoned by Wife’s Family, Escapes Death Penalty

Mohammad Ali Najafi, the former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been forgiven by the victim’s family, and won’t be executed.

US Mass Shootings Result of Sanctifying Violence: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the recent mass shootings in the US which claimed over two dozen lives and wounded dozens of others, stem from a culture that sanctifies violence and killing of innocent people.

Top Iranian Politician Sentenced to Death for Killing Wife

Mohammad Ali Najafi, a senior reformist politician, has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday.