Executions have surged in Iran and oppressive conditions for women have worsened،a United Nations investigator said on Monday.
Mr. Ahmad Shaheed said he had been shocked by the execution on Saturday of Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26,who was convicted of killing a man she had accused of raping her.
… He has produced seven reports to the United Nations. In the latest،he emphasizes what he calls worsening conditions for Iranian women.
Girls as young as 9 can be married,so long as a court gives its blessings. New quotas that limit women’s higher education, he said, have sharply reduced the percentage of female students entering university. In addition, he pointed to laws that restrict the ability of unmarried women to work.
(The New York Times- Oct. 27, 2014)