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Iranian lawmakers are to revoke the imprisonment penalty for husbands unable to pay Mahr, the money that husbands undertake to pay their wives on demand based on Islamic law.
A crowd of conservatives gathered in front of the Iranian parliament on Sunday to protest against a bill on Iran’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which is to be put to a vote in the parliament this week.
Iran’s Parliament speaker says two parliamentary bills required for Iran’s accession to the global anti-money laundering body FATF have been unanimously ratified by the Parliament after being rejected by the Guardian Council, and will soon be put to vote at the country’s Expediency Council.
Iran’s parliament speaker sent a letter to President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, asking the government to implement a parliamentary amendment to a law that urges all retired officials to leave their offices in two months.
The Iranian parliament is to review a bill on Iran’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), which was earlier proposed by the government as part of measures to adopt the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FTAF).
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will appear in the parliament to respond to questions about the newly-signed convention on the Caspian Sea legal regime.
Iranian lawmakers have adopted a number of motions to further support and protect the rights of women and children in the Islamic Republic.