UPDATE: Iran: Wave of arrests: Court again refuses to accept bail posted for 'One Million Signatures' campaigner Zeinab Peyqambarzadeh
Zeinab, who is 23 years old, is a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign, which seeks to end legal discrimination against women in Iran. She is also a journalist working with the social section of Sarmayeh Daily and a member of the Women’s Commission of the student organization, the Office to Foster Unity. She is a university student at Tehran University, where she is studying toward a degree in social science. In September of 2006, Zeinab was charged with participating in student protests in May and June of 2005, and suspended from university for two terms.
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