Masih Alinejad, an Iranian activist and the founder of, a social media campaign that began four years go in which women in Iran post pictures of themselves without their headscarves, said the protests are not against Islam or women who choose to wear the hijab.
A second woman has reportedly been arrested in Iran for protesting against the country's compulsory hijab rules after standing on a telecoms box on a Tehran street, taking off her headscarf and holding it aloft on a stick.
In the photos, the women's heads are uncovered as they stand on utility boxes or other objects on the streets of Tehran with scarves held up on sticks. Although they were not directly linked, her action embodied the aspirations of a movement of young Iranians frustrated with the lack of social and political freedoms. Thousands of people, including men, have changed their profile pictures in support of Movahed.
A Tehran resident, who requested anonymity, told Euronews that a lot of women are protesting the dress code imposed by Iranian government by taking their headscarves off.
Narges Hosseini was arrested within 10 minutes of removing her hijab along with two people filming her, Iran's foremost human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, told The Guardian. In December 2017, 31-year-old protestor identified as Vida Movahed took off her headscarf on the same street.
"Women show their opposition to such forceful approaches by their very clothing, from resisting covering their hair to wearing long boots and leggings", she wrote in a series of tweets this week. The protests in Tehran Monday were against the mandatory hijab laws that have been in place since the 1979 revolution that ushered in the current government. "Let women decide themselves about their own body".
The Center for Human Rights in Iran, a New York-based advocacy group, said on Friday some detainees arrested in the protests are facing charges that are punishable by death. Despite the fear of reprisals, millions of women in Iran defy the restrictions on a daily basis.
Almost six months after Hurricane Maria battered the USA territory, some places on the island still lack power and potable water. Thirty federal legislators had signed a bipartisan letter asking FEMA not to end assistance, according to the NYT.
Simmons is averaging 16.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists in one of the most remarkable rookie seasons in recent history. Oddly enough, he's shooting just 59.1 percent from the free throw line, which is worse than Drummond's 62.5 percent mark.
More than 800,000 people in the US die from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases each year. The reason? To highlight what health experts say is the number one killer of women: heart disease .
Clouds will be building from midday on, while the southwest winds take temps back to normal and even slightly above normal levels. Bank Stadium which is a covered dome, but during pregame time fans outside will have to deal with single digit temperatures .
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The Obama's made a decision to stay in Washington so their youngest daughter, 16-year-old Sasha , could finish high school there. I mean, this is like a state visit so they tell you you're gonna do this, you're gonna stand here", Michelle said .
Bon-Ton has 260 stores in the US , including furniture galleries and clearance centers, in addition to department stores. The company says closing the stores is all in part of their store rationalization program.
But if the groundhog doesn't see its shadow due to cloudy weather, it's believed that spring will arrive early that year. Last year, she called it correctly - an early spring - but we don't have a complete record of her earlier predictions .
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Former Australian PM Rudd sues broadcaster
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Russian Federation to US Navy: Get new maps
The five clips , lasting 6-11 seconds each, apparently show the US Navy aircraft and the Russian warplane shadowing it. The U.S. aircraft was flying over the Black Sea in global airspace when the interception happened.
Stocks fall sharply as sell-off continues
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Breast cancer treatment increase heart disease risks
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Three flu-related deaths confirmed in South Georgia
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World of Warcraft's new expansion available for pre-order
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FOX Sports gets Thursday Night Football for next 5 years
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