Are feminist men dangerous?

Zahra Bagherishad

It may seem that new societies have been passing through the traditional "masculinity" patterns for years and have reached the new types of masculinity. That is, the patterns used to represent men that are often equipped with knowledge, intellectualism, rationality and high levels of tolerance, as well as increasingly trying to gender equality values. However, some feminist researchers believe that there is a tendency to observe equality values, mild behaviours, and defending women's rights only in men whose behaviours can be redefined within the framework of "alternative masculinity". ...

Iran: RSF denounces the conditions of detention in the women's prison of Gharchak, where two journalists are imprisoned

Statement

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the appalling conditions in Iran’s Qarchak prison for women, to which two journalists were recently transferred, and calls for a strong and immediate reaction from the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. ...

Why does Austria stay silent over dual national’s arrest six years ago in Iran?

The Guardian

Six years ago on New Year’s Day, an Iranian-Austrian IT businessman said goodbye to his wife and three children and boarded a flight from Vienna to Tehran via Istanbul. Kamran Ghaderi was due to return five to six days later, but instead, on 2 January 2016, he was arrested and has now spent six years in Evin prison in Tehran. ...

‘Health Defenders’ Jailed in Iran Wanted to Sue Supreme Leader Over Covid

Farnaz Fassihi

Two lawyers and a civil rights activist who were outspoken about Iran’s chaotic response to the pandemic and delays in its vaccine rollout are on trial now, charged with threatening national security. ...

Iran’s Nuclear Challenge at a Crossroads: Dilemmas of a Threshold State

Robert S. Litwak

Diplomacy between Iran and the world’s major powers—Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States—over bringing Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) has stalled. A senior State Department official has said that the United States is considering “other tools … to increase the pressure on Iran,” which is a nuclear “threshold” state, to break the impasse. Negotiations are playing out against the backdrop of the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has accelerated its nuclear program and breached the 2015 agreement’s constraints on uranium enrichment. Based on the IAEA’s findings on Iran’s stock of fissile material, independent nuclear experts calculate that Iran could acquire sufficient weapons-grade material to produce a single nuclear bomb in as little as three weeks. ...

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