Violence and discrimination against women in Iran are rooted in the Islamic Republic's state structure. Those in power are now being challenged by a women's rights movement spurred by resistance to wearing headscarves.
Iranian officials have apparently allowed Narges Mohammadi, the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner, to see a doctor despite her refusal to wear a headscarf. Her husband still fears for her life.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a statement said that the airstrikes were ordered by President Joe Biden in response to repeated attacks against US troops.
The US and Iran have freed 5 prisoners each in a swap brokered by Qatar. Republicans criticized deal, which sees Iran receive $6 billion from frozen oil revenue, as encouraging states to take US citizens as hostages.
DW's Richard Walker spoke with Jasmin Tabatabai, a German actress with Iranian roots, for her take on how the protests since the death of Jina Mahsa Amini in police custody have shaped today's Iran.
Armita Geravand has been in a coma since her encounter with Iran's "morality police," which took place roughly a year after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini.
The United States is already heavily involved in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and must be held to account, an Iranian official said on Monday.
Tehran has long supported Islamist groups opposing Israel. Iran has denied direct involvement in the recent Hamas attacks, but any Iranian role risks creating a much larger and more dangerous regional conflict.
U.S. and Qatar Deny Iran Access to $6 Billion From Prisoner Deal. The move comes after harsh criticism that the Biden administration had given Iran a vast sum that freed up other funds for Tehran to provide support to Hamas. Michael Crowley reported from Washington and Alan Rappeport from Marrakesh, Morocco.
The 16-year-old girl was commuting on Iran's underground when she was assaulted by the morality police, a rights group said. Many drew parallels to the case of Jina Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody last year.
Activists say a 16-year-old girl is in a coma at a Tehran hospital after being beaten on a subway. Journalists have been detained for attempting to gather information, and her family has been barred from visiting her.
Narges Mohammadi's book and documentary about the plight of imprisoned activists in Iran sheds light on human rights abuses suffered by those behind bars in the Islamic Republic.