Facing harsh prison sentences, Iran’s courageous women continue defying their cowardly rulers

By | August 1, 2019


The Independent reports:

Iranian women are sharing videos of themselves removing their headscarves in public, despite a recent ruling they could face 10 years in jail for doing so.

Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and prominent activist based in the US, started a social media campaign in 2014 encouraging women in Iran to share self-portraits without the Islamic veil, which she then goes on to share on her Facebook page called “My Stealthy Freedom”.

Ms Alinejad said campaigners had carried on sending her pictures and videos even after Tehran’s Revolutionary Court ruled they could face up to 10 years in prison on Monday.

“Today I have received lots of videos from inside Iran. And women in these videos are braver and angrier than before,” she said.

Ms Alinejad said Iran’s government was “scared of women practising civil disobedience and engaging in peaceful protest”. [Continue reading…]

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