The Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979 under the leadership of Imam Khomeini created a great change in the Iranian society. For centuries women had led a traditional role as mothers and housewives. During the reign of the Pahlavi Regime modernity had been superficially imported to the country but not much had fundamentally changed. Though women were exposed and preoccupied by the new way of life they had little influence in the society. This all changed in with the Revolution. The movement rose from the soul of the masses, the soul of the ordinary men and women, and just as the men entered the arena, so too did the women. Many believe that women played a greater part in the movement that led to the Islamic Revolution than the men; they made more effort. For when women take action, it spurs the men on, it doubles their strength or even bolsters it ten-fold, because men cannot simply stand by and watch as the women take action. During the struggle to overthrow the Shah women who were now concerned with the destiny of their people and country fought with the regime shoulder-to-shoulder with men. Women whose previous situation was quite different, underwent a transformation in the course of the Revolution. Women now stood up to the regime, they voiced their ideas, participated in rallies, and became social activists. And along side men they were arrested, tortured and even martyred for their cause. This documentary looks into the issue of women in the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Follow PressTV Documentaries on: Website @ http://presstvdoc.com/ Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/PressTVdocum... Twitter @ https://twitter.com/presstvdocs Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/user10253502 Soundcloud @ https://soundcloud.com/presstv-doc Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/presstvdoc/
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This is the Engilsh translation of the report about the Iranian women March which happened less than three weeks after the uprising of people in Feburary. This report is about the resistance of women against the Islamic Regime which was from March 7 to 11th in 1979.Opression of the Islamic Regime like other Islamic movement starts by attacking the women movement first.
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تهران- اولین تظاهرات زنان در روز 8 مارس 1979= 17 اسفند 1357، علیه حجاب اجباری. حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور نظام در کتاب خاطرات خود اعتراف می کند که او متبکر حجاب اجباری بوده است. The very first demonstration by the Iranian women against compulsory Hijab on March 8, 1979. Hassan Rouhani the Iranian regime's president President admits in his memoir that he was the Creative of compulsory Hijab. For three days women marched against the new laws, particularly the law of mandatory Hejab, which would force women to cover their hair or suffer the 70 lashes that would be inflicted upon them. February 11, 1979: Khomeini took power after a revolution. February 26, 1979: Khomeini announced that the Family Protection Law (1967) is abrogated. March 3, 1979: Khomeini announced that women cannot be judges. March 6, 1979: Khomeini announced that women are to wear Hejab in the workplace. (Hejab is referred to a scarf and long dress that covers women's whole body). March 8, 1979: A celebration planned by groups for International Women's Day which turned into a protest against Khomeini's announcement about the veiling of women and banning of the Family Protection Law. Thousands of women gathered in the streets of Tehran asking prime minister Bazargan to hear their plea. This was the first time when Iranian regime forces, calling themselves Hezbollah (Party of God), attack demonstrations. They threw Acid and cut lips and faces of women and young girls.
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For women in Iran, walking in public with their hair uncovered can be an act of protest. The women who don’t comply with the country's 1979 compulsory hijab law can face fines or jail time for the brazen act. And yet, a wave of hijab protests since January have shown women openly defying the law, filming public acts of unveiling that have been widely shared online. In response, the government has arrested at least 29 women; one has already been sentenced to two years in prison. As the Iranian women forge ahead, their acts of civil disobedience have been amplified by two social media accounts curated by Masih Alinejad, a Brooklyn-based Iranian activist and journalist living in exile. Her personal Instagram and "Stealthy Freedom" Facebook pages are the source of a host of civil disobedience campaigns, including #WhiteWednesdays, where women take off their headscarves and wave them. The encrypted messaging app Telegram, also popular in Iran, is currently the app of choice for Iranian women joining the hijab protests. Though it was recently restricted, joining Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, on a list of banned social media sites used to mobilize anti-government protests, the women are still bypassing internet censors to post their hijab-less images. VICE News spoke to Masih Alinejad about how the online protest movement gained momentum — and where it's going from here. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Women are protesting a decades-old law in Iran, requiring them to wear a hijab. Protesters have taken to the streets, sharing photos and stories without a hijab, in an effort to bring about change in what they say is a fight for their dignity. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing six days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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100,000 Iranian women march against forced veiling in 1979, Islamist men shouted threats, several women were stabbed Almost 40yrs later western feminists celebrate the hijab & have marches led by sharia advocate, Linda Sarsour. A victory for Islamists.
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How the price of eggs sparked an uprising in Iran. Read more about the protests on Vox.com here: http://bit.ly/2m2r4k0. Since December 28th, Iran has undergone multiple days of populist protests. At least 20 deaths have occurred, as protestors clash with Iranian security forces, and hundreds of people have been arrested. The demonstrations began in Mashad, Iran's second largest cit, and have since spread throughout the country. There are multiple reasons for the protests, but the main one seems to stem from Iran's halting economy. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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This video (I created) reflects Iran during the time of the Shah when it was a modern, socially free, and a progressive nation with a blend of western and traditional values which made it a gem in Eurasia. These are a selection of photos from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Background music is by Iranian singer Googoosh
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(8 Apr 2017) Iran's exiled crown prince wants a revolution. Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile rise in recent months following the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, who promises a harder line against the Shiite power. Pahlavi's calls for replacing clerical rule with a parliamentary monarchy, enshrining human rights and modernizing its state-run economy could prove palatable to both the West and Iran's Sunni Gulf neighbors, who remain suspicious of Iran's intentions amid its involvement in the wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. But the Mideast is replete with cautionary tales about Western governments putting their faith in exiles long estranged from their homelands. Whether Pahlavi could translate nostalgia for the age of the Peacock Throne and its pre-Islamic Republic past remains unseen. "This regime is simply irreformable because the nature of it, its DNA, is such that it cannot within reform itself," Pahlavi told The Associated Press. "People have given up with the idea of reform and they think there has to be fundamental change. Now, how this change can occur is the big question." Pahlavi left Iran at age 17 for military flight school in the U.S., just before his cancer-stricken father Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned the throne for exile. The revolution followed, with the creation of the Islamic Republic, the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and sweeping away the last vestiges of the American-backed monarchy. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c5a8cf8f1e23491a9ed88d7b87ff1ee0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Masih Alinejad is an Iranian journalist and advocate for religious freedom and women's rights. She is the moderator of My Stealthy Freedom, a Facebook group that has over 800,000 followers. There, she and other Iranian women post photos of themselves removing their headscarves in public — a quiet but brave protest against the Iranian laws that govern not just their clothing, but the way they practice their religion. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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These women were sentenced with lashes and now stoning to death.
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Dr Mona Makram-Ebeid joins Ms Cale Salih, Research Officer at the UNU Centre for Policy Research, for a conversation discussing the influence of Islam on Egyptian society, and the prospects of harmony between religion, politics, and human rights. Through Egypt’s two revolutions — the overthrow of King Farouk in the 1952 coup d’état, and another of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 — the country has gone from one radical transition to another. Despite these political developments, women and religious minorities continue to struggle for equality and recognition. Though the new constitution guarantees women’s equality, in practice, Sharia law and conservative traditions hamper women’s empowerment. Similarly, Coptic Christians face ongoing discrimination as a marginalised group in a predominantly Islamic society. How can the evolving roles of politics and religion be reconciled with the rights of women and religious minorities in Egypt? About the speaker Dr Mona Makram-Ebeid is a distinguished lecturer of political science at the American University in Cairo. She was a member of the Shoura Council (Egyptian Senate) from 2012 to 2013, during which she also served as the head of the Committee of Social Rights at the National Council for Human Rights. From 1990 to 1995, she was a member of the People’s Assembly (Egyptian Parliament) and served on the Committees of Foreign Affairs and Education. Her other notable roles include Advisor to the World Bank for the Middle East and North African region, Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and Advisor to the minister of Manpower and Immigration of Egypt. She has also served on numerous academic boards, including for the British University in Egypt and the Arab Open University (Kuwait). She is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (USA), and the American University in Cairo (Egypt).
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This video is about Iran (Persia), before the Islamic revolution. The background music is by Ebi and Googoosh called nostalgia.
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Iran's dating revolution: For the first time in its history, Unreported World visited Iran for a rare chance to look at the realities of life for young people there. In a country bound by strict Islamic law, more Iranians than ever before are staying single. The government is so concerned that it set up an online dating agency to which they gave us exclusive access. Shaunagh Connaire went to Tehran in 2016 to find out about dating, Iranian style. This episode first aired on 13/05/2016. Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld.
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Iranians are celebrating their 39th Revolution Day, marking the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini from exile. The shah of Iran was removed from power and the Islamic Republic of Iran was born. But many Iranians talk about the Islamic Revolution as though it never ended. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran, Iran. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Masih Alinejad, a prominent Iranian journalist and activist, is the author of "The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran." In an interview with CBSN anchor Reena Ninan, Masih Alinejad discusses the treatment of women in Iran and why she boycotted wearing the traditional headscarf. Subscribe to the "CBS Evening News" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1S7Dhik Watch Full Episodes of the "CBS Evening News" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XekKA Watch the latest installment of "On the Road," only on the "CBS Evening News," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XwqMH Follow "CBS Evening News" on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1T8icTO Like "CBS Evening News" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1KxYobb Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3dTTe Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1Qs0aam Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- The "CBS Evening News" premiered as a half-hour broadcast on Sept. 2, 1963. Check local listings for CBS Evening News broadcast times.
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After the 1979 Iranian revolution, women lost many rights they once enjoyed. Laws segregated the sexes and literally sidelined women—who now can’t even watch sports in stadiums. That ban was extended to volleyball in 2012, a hugely popular sport in Iran. Since then, Iranian women have been fighting this ugly discrimination—even risking jail. Iran’s ban violates women’s rights, the Olympic Charter, and even the International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) own constitution. Help us pressure the FIVB to ban Iran from hosting until they stop banning women. Tweet the FIVB: http://bit.ly/1HbbaFp Facebook comment the FIVB: http://on.fb.me/1S9sNfk
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Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Before Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, citizens weren't required to wear the Islamic cover known as the hijab and the country's fashion was almost identical to that of the United States and Europe. After the revolution, though, the hijab became required by law. Although the standard black hijab is still commonplace—especially in rural areas in the country—Iran has recently seen a fashion renaissance, and cities like Tehran are becoming home to new and innovative designers. The clothing may still have to respect the Islamic dress codes, but the bright colors and designs would never have been seen a decade ago in Iran. Last summer, VICE went to Tehran to attend the third annual Fajr Fashion Show and speak with some of Iran's new designers. The country's top officials—responsible for granting permission for the show—were all seated in the front row to show show their support. And to make sure the models were adhering to the country's law. Check out more VICE Reports here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Reports Watch all episodes of Fashion Week Internationale - http://bit.ly/Fashion-Internationale Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice
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Before Islam....... there was a life.....
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Shaparak Shajarizadeh removed her headscarf in protest against the compulsory hijab rule in Iran and was forced to flee the country. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, women have been forced to cover their hair according to Islamic law on modesty. In recent years, there have been demonstrations against the law. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
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Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. https://goo.gl/LwMcmY From an unassuming Victorian terraced house in Leyton, East London, Britain’s Sharia Council presides over hundreds of cases every year. This parallel legal system remains unknown to many of its neighbours in Leyton, yet this court has existed for over 20 years. Presiding over the court are ten Sheikhs; respected members of the Muslim community with an intimate knowledge of Islamic Law. Their rulings are not recognised by British law but for many in the Muslim community their judgments carry the word of God. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu Follow us on Twitter for more - https://twitter.com/realstoriesdocs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RealStoriesChannel Instagram - @realstoriesdocs Content licensed from TVF International. Any queries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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American Journalist Mike Evans shockening disclosure about american indulgence in sponsoring iranian revolution. "Jimmy Carter funded Khomeini in Paris cheques of 165 million dollars four times to Khomeini while he was there for four months" -Mike Evans
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In which John Green teaches you about Iran's Revolutions. Yes, revolutions plural. What was the1979 Iranian Revolution about? It turns out, Iran has a pretty long history of unrest in order to put power in the hands of the people, and the most recent revolution in 1979 was, at least at first, not necessarily about creating an Islamic state. It certainly turned out to be about that, but it was initially just about people who wanted to get rid of an oppressive regime. Listen up as John teaches you about Iran's long history of revolution. Citation 1: Caryl, Christian. Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. New York, Basic Books. 2014, p. 11 Citation 2: Axworthy, Michael, Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic. Oxford U. Press. 2014, p. 62 Citation 3: Quoted in Axworthy, p. 81 Citation 4: Axworthy, p. 114 Citation 5: Axworthy, p. 163
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This week, we tell the real history of the Iranian Revolution. A story that begins in the 19th-century Great Game and continues to today. This video was a Patreon stretch goal! Thank the Patrons for making this video possible. Better yet, become one yourself and get videos early! https://www.patreon.com/stepbackhistory/ SUBSCRIBE and join us! https://goo.gl/7vUgh0 Step Back is made possible by the generous contributions of viewers like you, consider helping at https://www.patreon.com/stepbackhistory If you liked this video and want to leave a one-time tip: http://paypal.me/StepBackHistory Check out a collection of books that are either Tristan's favourites or used to research Step Back videos at: https://www.amazon.com/shop/influencer20170928253 Step Back is a history channel releasing videos weekly that endeavours to go past the names, dates, and battles you might find elsewhere. It invites you to take a step back, consider the past and how it connects to today. We search for the quirky, unconventional, and just plain weird parts of our collective story. I have a curious cat account for anonymous questions for me: https://curiouscat.me/TristanPEJ YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Let's Do Some Theory: Why Net Neutrality Is like Ice https://youtu.be/6nzWxXujyBs Did Columbus Really Discover America? https://youtu.be/PfcOf7-elRs What is a Paladin? https://youtu.be/j_vkLO-8e0k Connect with Step Back: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StepBackChannel/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TristanPEJ Sub-Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/stepback/ Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/stepbackhistory/shared_invite/enQtMzA5NDkyNDA1MzE4LWRlNjAzNDVhY2Q5ZTY2YWM2MTIzZGUyNzdmNDRjNDQ4MDI4ZTE2MjY4N2QzNTAxMWM0M2M0OTJiYTliOTAwYWU Special Thanks to Kelly Barnes, and Benny Tan Music by 12Tone. Check out their channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUtqcDkzw7bisadh6AOx5w Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com References Harney, Desmond (1998). The priest and the king: an eyewitness account of the Iranian revolution. I.B. Tauris. Harris, David (2004). The Crisis: the President, the Prophet, and the Shah – 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam. Little, Brown. Hoveyda, Fereydoun (2003). The Shah and the Ayatollah: Iranian mythology and Islamic revolution. Praeger. Keddie, Nikki (2003). Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution. Yale University Press. Kepel, Gilles (2002). Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam. Harvard University Press. Moin, Baqer (2000). Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah. Thomas Dunne Books. Ruthven, Malise (2000). Islam in the World. Oxford University Press. Wright, Robin (2000). The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil And Transformation In Iran. Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House. Zanganeh, Lila Azam, ed. (2006). My Sister, Guard Your Veil, My Brother, Guard Your Eyes : Uncensored Iranian Voices. Beacon Press. Photo Credits: U.S. Department of State TownDown The New York Times Hansueli Krapf Sodacan Parmida Rahimi Andrew Bowden PeterFranz Mike Mozart Paul Lowry Al Jazeera Clay Bennett David Shankbone 60 minutes Fulvio Spada The Quietus Armin Karami Khamenei.ir Mohammad13701 GTVM92 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Who Killed an American Missionary in the Indian Ocean?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLZ8K_rgU_8 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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After Iran's Islamic Revolution secretive courts were set up to try suspected ideological opponents of the regime, with no jury, no defence lawyers and often no evidence beyond a confession extracted from the defendant by means of torture. Those who survived them still bear the psychological scars today. In the living room of their flat in Calgary, Canada, Shoreh Roshani and her mother Parvin are watching a flickering video. Shoreh has her arm around her mother, and both women are weeping softly. The grainy footage, which only recently came to light, is of a trial in 1981 and shows the final hours in the life of Shoreh's father, Sirus. Shortly after it ended, he and the other six defendants were taken away and shot. Their crime was to have been leading members of a religious minority called the Bahais - heretics, in the eyes of the rulers who had swept to power two years earlier in Iran's Islamic revolution Former members of the Shah's government were the first targets of their revolutionary justice, but the Baha'is were also high on the list. ~~(Inside Iran’s Revolutionary Courts, By Jenny Norton BBC World Service http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34550377 ) FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the U.S. Copyright Law.
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This is happening in the middle of Tehran, same location as the first time Vida Movahed took her hijab off back in December. The name of this street is Enghelab Street, which ironically translates to Revolution Street. Vida Movahed was the first woman to kick off this anti regime movement by defiantly taking her hijab off in such a busy area until she was arrested by the police.
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Iran in the 1980's Rural life. Peasants digging and working in the fields. Women and children. View of a large town with minarets. Mosque in the city. Men and veiled women by the mosque. History of Persia or Iran. Oil refinery. Children with goats. Still of Henry Martin who translated the New Testament into Persian. The Shah of Iran and newsreels of the Shah. Modern Iran and technology. The Revolution in Iran with Muslim clerics and the Ayatollah returns.
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Iran Infuriated By Film Of Woman's Stoning source: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eed_1287201112 A film portraying the real-life stoning of an Iranian woman is opening in London despite protests from the country's government. It depicts a brutal form of punishment still sanctioned by Iran's current hard-line regime.The film's director, Cyrus Nowrasteh, has dedicated the screening to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani currently facing execution by stoning or hanging in Iran for adultery. Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said: "The final scenes of The Stoning Of Soraya M are quite horrific and many viewers might want to turn away. I'd urge them not to. "This is the cruel reality of execution by stoning; watch, be enraged, and take action to stop this inhumane practice. "The case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been taken up by people all over the world, who have protested and written letters to the Iranian authorities urging them to stop her execution by any method."We have to keep this pressure up and make it clear to Iran's leaders that killing Sakineh would cause a global outrage. "We are calling on the Iranian authorities to stop this execution, stop the use of stoning altogether and stop criminalising the sex lives of consenting adults." Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of using the Ashtiani case to generate further opposition against it at a time when the country's nuclear programme is drawing international condemnation. The Stoning Of Soraya M serves as a painful reminder of the ruthlessness of the Iranian government - past and present. "Stonings are thankfully rare in Iran but they represent the ugly tip of a very large iceberg. "At least 190 people have already been executed this year in Iran, mostly by hanging and after unfair trials. "Amnesty opposes the death penalty regardless of the method of execution. The film's director claims some European governments have been reluctant to support it - fearful of antagonising Iran's regime, already at loggerheads with the West. The film The Stoning Of Soraya M is based on the true story of a woman brutally killed after being falsely accused of adultery. Soraya is stoned to death in her Iranian village under Islamic Sharia law. source: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eed_1287201112
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Western media have a tendency to describe Iranian women as a population stripped of their basic human rights, and often accuse Iran of human rights violations because of the implementation of Islamic law in the country. Nevertheless, millions of Iranian women go to university and work alongside men. Thousands of women are occupying managerial positions in government-run and private-sector companies, with thousands of men working under their supervision. In this edition of Iran Today, we discuss gender equality in education and work for Iranian women with our expert panel of guests.
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In the decades before the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iran was ruled by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Iran adopted Western-oriented secular modernization, allowing some degree of cultural freedom. In 1953, after the government upheavals. Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi returned to power August 22, when his supporters ousted Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, who had forced the Shah to flee a few days earlier. Communists and religious members of society disliked the Shah and his pro-Western government. By January 16, 1979, Reza Shah fled Iran during the Iranian Revolution. The revolution started off as a popular movement fueled by outrage against government extravagance, corruption, brutality, and the suppression of individual rights, before being taken over by Ayatollah Khomeini. http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-before-the-revolution-in-photos-2015-4/#uve-seen-iran-before-the-revolution--26
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Iran before 1979 Revolution and After 1979 Revolution
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At the time of the Egyptian crisis, Ahmad Mustafa, an economic and political analyst from Egypt, finds an opportunity to travel to Iran to meet and talk Sunni people; an 11000 kilometer journey; a memorable visit, from the country’s most important decision-making centers to its most outlying border areas, from the green strands of the Caspian Sea forests to the Khorasan and Baluchistan desert areas and the high mountains of Kurdistan. On this journey he hopes he will know the real Iran, a country frequently misrepresented by Western and Arab media. How Sunni Muslims live in a Shiite country? That’s the question that’s brought Ahmad Mustafa to Iran. PRESS TV Documentaries
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