TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's prosecutor called on Sunday for tighter checks on women who fail to observe Islamic dress code in public, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.Under Iran's Sharia law, imposed after the 1979 Islamic revolution, women are obliged to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes. Violators can receive lashes, fines or imprisonment. "Unfortunately the law ... which considers violation of the Islamic dress code as a punishable crime, has not been implemented in the country in the past 15 years," said general prosecutor Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei.
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The Washington Post
THE MORE INFORMATION becomes available about Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, the more the Obama administration's version of events seems borne out: He freely chose to leave Iran for the United States, and he freely chose to return. That he was allowed to do so is in keeping with U.S. law and common decency. But it also ought to provide an example for the government of Iran, whose respect for its own laws, not to mention decency, is sporadic at best. For nearly a year, Iran has been holding three young Americans who, unlike Mr. Amiri, have no involvement in espionage but would like to freely return to their homes. Those prisoners -- Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal -- have been in custody since July 31, 2009, when they were arrested while hiking near the border between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan. The three may have crossed the border unintentionally; they have not had a chance to tell their stories. What's certain is that Iran has been holding them ever since in the notorious Evin prison outside Tehran -- neither releasing them nor charging them with a crime, in violation of Iranian law.
Time has come for the West to respect the will of the Iranian people to overthrow the clerical dictatorship- In a gathering in Auvers- sur-Oise, the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, this evening, following the ruling of the Washington DC Appeals Court against the terror label on the the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance said that the time has come for the US government to respect the rule of law and justice and should acknowledge the removal of the PMOI from the terror list. She stipulated that the time has come that the West to respect the will of the Iranian people to overthrow the clerical rule.
The Wall Street Journal
As the international sanctions noose tightens around Iran's nuclear program, Tehran is increasingly relying on a small, Iranian-owned bank in Germany to conduct business on behalf of the regime's blacklisted companies, Western officials say.The European-Iranian Trade Bank AG—known as EIH Bank for its German initials—has done over a billion dollars of business for Iranian companies associated with Iran's conventional military and ballistic missile procurement programs, including companies blacklisted by the U.S., the United Nations and the European Union, according to a person familiar with the matter.
A political prisoner launched a hunger strike on Wednesday in protest to the medieval prison conditions and inhumane restrictions imposed in the Iranian regime’s prisons, and a regular prisoner has died after being held in solitary confinement for two years.According to obtained reports, Arjang Davoudi, who is being held at Ward 3 of Karaj’s Gohardasht prison, the prison’s warden, Ali Haj Kazem, has placed Mr. Davoudi in intolerable conditions in solitary confinement and deprived him of medical treatment. One of Mr. Davoudi’s fingers has been broken for the past three months and is in a bad condition. The clerical regime’s agents have also cut off Mr. Davoudi’s telephone contact with his family. Hassan Zare Dehnavi, a torturer at the Kahrizak death camp, has sold Mr. Davoudi’s house, which was locked, to other regime agents, putting his wife in difficult circumstances.