As many of us begin to celebrate the coming of summer, AFP reports that 71 women have been detained over the past three months for being “improperly dressed” while attempting to board planes. Additional 87,714 warnings were issued to women during the last three months since their hair was not properly covered, AFP reports. The Mullas are certainly busy counting. And this is the vision that the new elected member of U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women is planning to bring to our world. You may follow the original link here.
By NIR BOMS AND SHAYAN ARYA , Wall Street Journal
This past Saturday marked the first anniversary of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fraudulent reelection, which sparked Iran’s Green Movement and its demands for accountability, democracy and human rights. The regime’s response was one of naked aggression. Opposition activists were murdered on the streets or sentenced to death in kangaroo courts. Thousands were arrested and brutally beaten. Just over a month ago, on May 9, five political prisoners, including female activist Shirin Alam Holi, were executed in secret. Not even their families or lawyers were notified beforehand. At least 25 other men and women await the same fate.