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Tunisia: Bastion- women against the Muslim Brotherhood

By Souad Sbai Tension rises in Tunisia before the presidential elections, whose celebration was advanced to September 15 due to Beji Caid Essebsi’s death. The arrest of tycoon Nabil Karoui, leader of Qalb Tounes and leading the polls, seems to have definitively knocked out Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s main rival. Chahed founded Tahya Tounes, a… Continua a leggere

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Qatar is the only GCC country that continues to implement male guardianship laws for female travel

After Saudi Arabia lifted restrictions on Friday, Qatar is the only GCC country that continues to implement male guardianship laws for female travel. Neither Bahrain nor the United Arab Emirates operates guardian systems for adult female travelers. Kuwaiti women gained the right to travel without a guardian’s permission in 2009. Omani women are free to… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Arabia: women will be allowed to travel without man’s permission

“Mohammed bin Salman brought life back to Saudi Arabia,” said Muneera Abdullah, speaking to Al Arabiya English about a photo of her hugging a portrait of the Saudi Crown Prince that went viral after Friday’s breakthrough changes to the Kingdom’s guardianship laws. According to the law’s amendments, Saudi women above 21 will be allowed to… Continua a leggere

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Iran, the detention campaign of the Khomeinist regime The case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British citizen, arrested in 2016 with the false accusation of sedition

Tehran’s Evin prison is proving to be a headache for Western governments as a rising number of dual nationals are detained in what many see as a ruthless diplomatic strategy. Fariba Adelkhah, a well-known academic with French and Iranian nationality, has been held in the prison in north Tehran since early June on charges that… Continua a leggere

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Iran, the Khomeinist regime is threatening Europe Iran has detained Franco-Iranian dual national Fariba Adelkhah and France has yet to be given "satisfactory information" on her status

The scholar Fariba Adelkhah, an anthropologist, researcher and professor at Science Po in Paris holding a French passport, has been arrested shortly afterward the mission of Macron’s envoy to Tehran. Ms Adelkhah, who is 60, is a director of research at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Studies (CERI). Her research focuses on social and political… Continua a leggere

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Iran: French-Iranian researcher in anthropology and social sciences Fariba Adelkhah was arrested

A French-Iranian academic based at a prestigious Paris university was arrested in Iran and has been denied contact with consular staff ever since, the French foreign ministry said on Monday. Fariba Adelkhah, a dual national and prominent researcher in anthropology and social sciences at Sciences Po, was arrested in Iran in June by the Iranian… Continua a leggere

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Daily reminders to Iranian women that in the eyes of their government they are lesser Public floggings, economic disempowerment, social stigmatization

Public floggings, economic disempowerment, social stigmatization: These are daily reminders to the women of my country, Iran, that in the eyes of their government they are lesser. Every day, this reality is reinforced by untold abuses, restrictions, and insults – perhaps none of which is more appalling than the travesty of girls, as young as… Continua a leggere

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Tunisia bans the niqab in public administrations and institutions

Tunisia’s premier on Friday banned the niqab face covering for women in government offices, citing security concerns after attacks in the North African country. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed signed a government circular “banning access to public administrations and institutions to anyone with their face covered… for security reasons,” his office said. The ban on the… Continua a leggere

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Three French women arrested for Daesh links as they tried to enter Turkey

Three French citizens suspected of belonging to Daesh were detained along with nine children as they tried to enter Turkey from Syria, Turkish media reported Thursday. Turkish authorities stopped the three women, sought by Interpol and identified by their initials JC, CA and MD, in the border province of Kilis, according to state news agency… Continua a leggere

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Pakistan: courts for women, free of Islamists

By Souad Sbai More than one thousand courts for women are born in Pakistan. They have become necessary because ordinary justice is too dominated by Islamist ideology. An ideology that does not defend women from aggression, but rather segregates them. The dominant ideology is that of the Muslim Brotherhood; just the allies of the Western… Continua a leggere

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