So the government report that Arjomandi had referenced is a positive development regarding the issue of young women fleeing from the conditions in their homes. In a regime where every social problem is propagated to be the work of “the enemy,” the government report is a landmark.
There is plenty of reason to be concerned about Talai’s idea. He seems to have received classified information that makes him claim that “enemies” have been creating plans for Iran. He has apparently learned that the enemy has plans to unveil the Iranian woman by 2025 in the streets.
Kar said, “In Iran’s courts there are many factors that influence a judge’s decision in a rape case (…) The courts would claim that such incidents were consensual because there should be no reason for a woman to be in the residence of a man who is a stranger.”
Mehrangiz Kar, a leading Iranian human rights lawyer, said it was tragic that such mutilation was carried out by women. “It’s one of those instances where the violence against women is carried out by women in unhygienic circumstances,” she told the Guardian. “In areas where FGM exists, unfortunately it’s usually the mothers who insist that their daughters should be cut.”
“The revolutionary courts are a very powerful tool for hard-liners to challenge reformists,” said Mehrangiz Kar, a lawyer who once argued cases in the revolutionary courts and later was a defendant accused of espionage and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. She now lives in suburban Washington.
We must wait, and then find new tools to challenge the Islamic Republic’s systematic and pervasive violation of human rights —tools that will take into account the new realities of Iran and the world.
We do not want to leave our traditional political culture behind. The essence of liberty has yet to run in our veins.
We expect the regime to respect the very international documents which it has signed and whose provisions it has pledged to respect and implement.
Mehrangiz Kar is a leading Iranian attorney, writer, and activist working towards the promotion of democracy, rule of law, and human rights within the framework of Islamic law in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 Revolution.
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