Saturday, November 23, 2019

Iranian law permits father to kill his daughters as the "owner of their blood" - UN is silent

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Children have no protection under the law in Iran, this fact alone explains the rising numbers of child marriages, discrimination against girl children, honor killings and the execution of minors.
Being a woman and a child, makes Iranian girl children the most vulnerable under the Ayatollah regime since the rights of girl children and women are neither protected nor promoted in Iran.
Civil and Penal codes in Iran do not clarify limits on physical punishment by parents. Fathers are not punished even for killing their daughters, because they are considered owner of their children’s blood.
Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the parliament has drastically changed the status of women and abolished laws protecting the rights of children (especially girls).
Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill which lowers the minimum age of marriage from 18 to just 9 and includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter and while she is as young as 13 years.
The religious regime in Iran violates women's rights on a regular basis, but no one in the West seems to care.
The United Nations, the European Union and even the media ignore the mass protest of women in Iran who have recently begun to rebel against the strict religious laws that require all women to wear a veil in public.
According to estimates as many as 220,000 children aged between 10 and 14 are married in Iran,
This is a clear violation of human rights. Western countries must impose more sanctions against the Iranian religious regime.