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Impoverished Children Without Identification Documents Deprived of Education in Iran

iranhumanrights
CHRI -
 Children without state-issued identification documents mostly from Iran's underdeveloped border provinces are being denied education in Iran, attorney Osman Mozayan told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Iran only provides education to citizens and establishes citizenship based on the father's nationality.


"The Constitution stipulates that education is free, but that only applies to Iranian citizens," said Mozayan, who has represented several families from Iran who did not have official citizenship documents.

"We have many children with Iranian mothers [and foreign fathers] who were born in Iran, but are not Iranian citizens. When you are not an Iranian citizen, you cannot acquire an Iranian

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UNESCO 2030 Educational Guidelines Scrapped by Iran Include Essential Protective Measures Against Child Abuse

UNESCO
CHRI -
 Religious conservatives in Iran began opposing the Rouhani government's plan to implement the UNESCO agenda 2030 guidelines into the country's educational system after a campaign was launched by hardliners to discredit it.



Implementing educational guidelines from the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development could help prevent tragedies like the case of Atena Aslani, according to a sociologist and expert on Iran's educational system.

Aslani's seven-year-old lifeless body was

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Married Women in Iran Still Need “Permission” to Travel Abroad Under Amendment to Passport Law

WomenRights
CHRI -
 An amendment proposed by the Iranian Parliament's Women's Block to the country's Passport Law does nothing to ease state restrictions on married women's ability to independently travel abroad, a legal expert told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).


Member of Parliament Parvaneh Salashouri (left) and human rights lawyer Farideh Gheirat (right)."The proposed amendment still gives the authorities the power to decide whether married women can leave the country or not," said Farideh Gheirat, a prominent human rights lawyer. "This is essentially the same as the current

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Iran: Halt Drug-Related Executions

HRW
HRW -
 Spate of Executions Despite Imminent Reforms:

The Iranian government should immediately halt all executions for drug-related offenses while parliament debates amendments to reform the country's drug law, Human Rights Watch said today. Parliament is expected to vote in two weeks on an amendment to the drug law that would drastically increase the bar for a mandatory death penalty sentence.


"It makes no sense for Iran's judiciary to execute people now under a drug law that

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Contradictory Laws Exasperate Debate Over Iranian Women's Observance of Hijab in Cars

WomensRights
CHRI - The growing number of women refusing to cover their hair while driving in Iran, especially during the hot summer months, has resulted in renewed threats of arrests for violations of the country's mandatory hijab law.


A woman stopped for not observing proper hijab while driving
(file photo)

However, the hijab-the head-to-toe Islamic dress code that women in Iran are required to observe-is only mandatory in public spaces, and the increasing visibility of women with "bad hijabs" in their

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