The New York Post reported on August 29 of this year that Iranian feminist Saba Kord Afshari, 20 years old, to 24 years in prison. http://nypost.com/2019/iranian-civil-rights-activist- gets-prison-for-taking-off-hijab-in-public/ She received 15 years for "spreading corruption and prostitution by taking off her hijab and walking without a veil." Apparently, Iranian men are so hard up that the sight of a woman's uncovered hair makes them run to a prostitute. The remaing nine years were added because she had been arrested for the same crime before and because she supposedly was "spreading propaganda against the state." Iran has cracked down on women's protests after a movement started called "White Wednesday" in which women remove their compulsory hijabs briefly. Her mother, and other feminists - Shima Babail, Mojgan Lali and Shaghayegh Mahaki were arrested in July at about the same time as Afshari. On August 9th, Amnesty International reported that two Iranian activists - Yasaman Aryani and Monireh Arabshabi had been sentenced to 16 years in prison each for "inciting and facilitating corruption and prostitution" by removing their hijabs in public, and for "spreading propaganda against the system." At the same time, Mojgan Keshavarz was sentenced to 23 years and six months on the same charges. http://www.amnestyusa.org/ urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-a-decade-in-jail-for-defying-forced-veiling-iran-ua- 96-19/ In March of this year another feminist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was sentenced to 148 lashes and 38 years in prison for demanding Iran abolish its death penalty (Iran has the highest per capita execution rate in the World - at least 507 in 2017), demanding that the law requiring the mandatory wearing of the hijab be removed, and "disrupting public order." https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/03/iran-shocking-33-year-prison- term-and-148-lashes-for-womens-rights-defender-nasrin-sotoudeh/ Also in August of this year, 18-year-old Maedeh Hojabari was arrested for appearing on Instagram dancing without her hijab. She was in the privacy of her own bedroom, but Iranian officials decided she was in public because she was on Instagram. She was forced to appear on national TV and make a tearful, groveling, apology for "breaking moral norms." While some will say Iran has improved since the bloody first years since the Islamic Republic was founded, these incidents show that Iran still has a LONG way to go before it emerges from a medieval barbarism.