Human Rights,  Iran

Iran will sit on UN women’s rights panel

We posted Thursday about Tehran’s police chief threatening to arrest suntanned women (deemed to be violating the spirit of Islamic laws), along with a report that the government of Iran was seeking a position on an international women’s rights body.

Sure enough, buried in a United Nations press release is the news that Iran was one of 11 nations elected to fill vacancies for four-year terms on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

(Hat tip: Tom Gross)