A young woman by the name of Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire outside one of the branches of the Ministry of Justice in Tehran. This came after she was denied entry into a football stadium to watch a match. The young woman had been arrested in March for attempting to enter Azadi Stadium. A judiciary official said she was charged with “insulting the public by defying the dress code for women,” and “insulting the law enforcement agents.”

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This rally, organised by the AWYAF, was joined by many Anglo Iranian groups and associations from across the UK in order to celebrate the role of brave women in the recent Iran uprisings.

It was also to condemn the treatment of women inside Iran for their prominent roles in protests, strikes. There have been a number of arrests and attacks on women since the uprisings began in December of 2017. they have been arrested, imprisoned and attacked on the streets for their peaceful protests against the compulsory veil.

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The PSW bill, Provision of Security for Women against violence, needs to be fundamentally revised otherwise it cannot be reformed. These are the remarks made by Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje’ii, first deputy minister and spokesman of the mullahs’ Judiciary Branch.

In response to a question on differences of opinion on this bill, Eje’ii said, “The PSW bill contained numerous problems so much that it could not be reformed. The solution is to draft a totally different bill or to reform the existing bill only in collaboration with the government.” (The official IRNA news agency – February 17, 2019)

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