Iran's Women Fight For Rights, Including The Right To Divorce

03/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

TEHRAN -- In a year of marriage, Razieh Qassemi, 19, says she was beaten repeatedly by her husband and his father. Her husband, she says, is addicted to methamphetamine and has threatened to marry another woman to "torture" her.

Rather than endure the abuse, Ms. Qassemi took a step that might never have occurred to an earlier generation of Iranian women: she filed for divorce.


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