Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic's mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court, alleging a government-led harassment campaign targets her and her family. Masih Alinejad's lawsuit seeking monetary damages comes in the aftermath of nationwide protests in Iran over spiking gasoline prices that reportedly killed at least 208 people in November. Dissent continues as Iranian authorities separately said Thursday they broke up a plot to cause a gas explosion at a student dormitory at a Tehran university. But even before the latest unrest, authorities had already announced that women face a possible 10-year prison sentence for sending videos to A
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