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Iranian Women Defy Authority to Protest Sex Discrimination

Hundreds of women staged an unauthorized demonstration in Tehran on Sunday, protesting sex discrimination under Iran’s Islamic leadership just days before the June 17 presidential election. The protest was the first public display of dissent by women since the 1979 revolution, when the new leadership enforced obligatory veiling. “We are women, we are the children of this land, but we have no rights,” they chanted. More than 250 marched outside Tehran University, and about 200 others demonstrated two blocks away after hundreds of riot police officers prevented them from joining the main protest. Full Story

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