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‘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.

Iranian MP Escapes Assassination, Bodyguard Shot

Iranian lawmaker and Shiite cleric, Ahmad Salek, has escaped assassination on Sunday when bikers attacked his car in Tehran, shooting his bodyguard.

Friday Prayer Leader Stabbed to Death in Southern Iran

The Friday prayer leader of the city of Kazeroon in southern Iranian Fars Province has been murdered.
Iranian MPs Vote to Step Up Acid Attack Punishment

Iranian MPs Vote to Step Up Acid Attack Punishment

The Iranian Parliament has passed legislation that steps up punishment for acid attacks and provides more support to survivors of such horrendous acts.

Iran Leader Urges Police to Prevent Arms Sales, Ensure Cybersecurity

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has instructed law enforcement forces to put further efforts into controlling the sale of weapons in the country, and also to ensure cyberspace security.

Young Offenders Stage Play in Support of ‘Iranian Oliver Twists’

A group of Iranian teenagers from the Juvenile Detention Centre in Tehran have staged a play named Oliver Twist based on the famous classic of the same name by British writer Charles Dickens, as part of a campaign to “support Iranian Oliver Twists.”