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Iran Locks Up Human Rights Lawyer for 11 Years

Advocate of women, children jailed for 'propaganda'

(Newser) - Iran has sentenced a human rights lawyer to 11 years in jail for "activities against national security" and "propaganda against the regime," the New York Times reports. Nasrin Sotoudeh was stripped of her license to practice law in Iran and also ordered to remain in the country... More »

Condemned Iranian Woman: 'I'm a Sinner'

Facing death, Ashtiani allegedly confesses on television

(Newser) - Iranian state-run television has broadcast what it says is a statement from Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman whose on-again, off-again death sentence has sparked an international outcry. (For details click here .) “I’m a sinner,” Ashtiani said—or at least, allegedly said. The woman’s face was... More »

Vatican: We're Watching Iran's 'Brutal' Stoning Case

Ashtiani now sentenced to 99 lashes over photo

(Newser) - Iran may think Carla Bruni's a prostitute, but the BBC reports that it also thinks it's going to give Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani—the woman Tehran already wants to put to death by stoning—99 lashes over a photo that may or may not depict her bareheaded. Sound like she needs... More »

Brazil Offers Asylum to Iranian Mom Facing Stoning

Overture by key ally raises hope

(Newser) - Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's chances of avoiding death by stoning have improved greatly thanks to a surprise offer of asylum from Brazil's president. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's overture this weekend to the Iranian mother of two, who has been sentenced to death for adultery, prompted a serious reaction from... More »

Thank Women for Iran's Revolution

(Newser) - Americans like to thank Barack Obama or George Bush or even Twitter for Iran’s revolution, but the real movers and shakers are Iran’s women, writes Anne Applebaum in the Washington Post. They’ve spent years organizing and campaigning for equal rights, and their presence in the streets “... More »

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