‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’

‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’ Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi explains why the women-led protests in Iran may herald the beginning of the Islamic Republic’s downfall. The post ‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’ appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: ‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’

Protests Against Compulsory Hijab Sweep Iran, With Spotlight on Bodily Autonomy

The current popular protests in Iran against the compulsory hijab and state violence are being led by young women and capturing the attention of the world. Masses of women have come out throughout the country to burn their hijabs. They are chanting, “Our hijab will be the noose around your neck,” and have called for an end to the Iranian regime, specifying that they want “neither monarchy, nor clergy.” Young women are leading the protests, joined by young men and people of all ages, including some women who wear the hijab but believe that it has to be a matter…

South Korea: Drop charges against first conscientious objector to refuse alternative service

The first conscientious objector to refuse South Korea’s alternative to military service must not face further punishment for taking a stand against the country’s punitive new system, Amnesty International said ahead of his criminal trial on Tuesday. Hye-min Kim, whose religious beliefs preclude him from doing military service, is the first person known to have […] The post South Korea: Drop charges against first conscientious objector to refuse alternative service appeared first on Amnesty International.

Biden Admin Restores Sanctions Waivers Seen as Key to Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal welcomed news Friday that the Biden administration restored sanctions waivers seen as key to a mutual return to the agreement. “This is excellent news for diplomacy!” tweeted the Friends Committee on National Legislation. The waivers, the group added, “will help facilitate negotiations to bring us back into the Iran nuclear deal, which will reduce the threat of war with Iran, and reduce civilian harm from sanctions.” With Iran hawk Mike Pompeo then leading the State Department, the Trump administration rescinded the waivers allowing for international cooperation on Iran’s nuclear sites in 2020. That followed…

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