Anger as Iran bans women from universities

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses in an officially-approved act of sex-discrimination which critics say is aimed at defeating the fight for equal women’s rights.

In a move that has prompted a demand for a UN investigation by Iran’s most celebrated human rights campaigner, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, 36 universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will be “single gender” and effectively exclusive to men.

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A Woman Burned Her Husband With Acid for Polygamy

Posted on: December 11th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – In retaliation for polygamy, a young woman in Khomein County burned her husband with acid while he slept.

According to a report by the state media in Iran, the young woman has confessed to burning her husband with acid and has further explained to the investigators that she committed this act because her husband took a second wife.

This woman told the police, “My husband met another woman and married her while I knew nothing about it.  Our marital problems began then.  I sought to take my revenge.”

She added, “When my husband came back to see me, I decided to carry on my plan.  I obtained acid, and when he fell sleep, I throw acid into his face.  Because his face and eyes were burning, he woke up screaming with pain and asking for help.”

After her confession, this woman was booked and locked up behind bars.  Investigations into this act of revenge continue.  It has been reported that her husband’s face has burned severely, he was taken to the hospital while he was unconscious.

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