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Recent reports of the Iranian Parliament passing a bill including a clause that…

12 Oct

Recent reports of the Iranian Parliament passing a bill including a clause that will legalise and permit men to marry 13 year old girls is shocking and deplorable. It is a serious breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, yet another UN treaty and convention completely ignored by the Iranian regime.
This bill should come as no surprise. The Iranian people have suffered greatly under the rule of a theocratic dictatorship since its inception in 1980. In late April this year, the unelected Guardian Council reinserted the barbaric punishment of stoning to a draft bill after stoning to death was omitted as the explicit penalty for adultery. That amended draft penal code also permits execution of child offenders and other abusive practices. Now the same powerful council are to review this newly adopted law by the Iranian Parliament. It would be naïve to think the council will reject it.

This new law is another terrifying chapter in the dark policy manual of the Iranian theocracy that for the last three decades have not only deprived its own people from their basic human rights but also tried to control their everyday lives by imposing arbitrary restrictions on their everyday lives. The Iranian theocracy decides how the Iranian people must dress, what they are allowed to read, watch or listen to by imposing suppressive measure with religion as the justifying pretext.


An Iranian bill permitting men to marry 13-year-old girls confirms Hassan Rouhani is not a moderate
http://www.independent.co.uk
Recent reports of the Iranian Parliament passing a bill including a clause that will legalise and permit men to marry 13 year old girls is shocking and deplorable. It is a serious breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, yet another UN treaty and convention completely ignored by the I…

 
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