Mehrangiz Kar, journalist and Iranian women's rights activist, who was jailed in April 2000 for her writings and speeches on women's rights, was allowed to leave Iran for medical treatment for breast cancer in autumn 2001.
Mehrangiz Kar, journalist and Iranian women's rights activist, who was jailed in April 2000 for her writings and speeches on women's rights, was allowed to leave Iran for medical treatment for breast cancer in fall 2001. After she arrived in the United States, her husband, journalist Siamak Pourzand, was disappeared. He was brought to the phone a number of times to call Mehrangiz and their daughters Leila and Azadeh to pass on the message that they must refrain from speaking on his behalf and must avoid contact with the media.
Women made up 10% of the 300 or so candidates standing in the local polls, but none has been selected by the electorate.
The Women’s Action Forum (WAF) and the Joint Action Committee Lahore (JAC) condemn in the strongest terms possible the unprovoked police brutality against members of the Alliance for the Repeal of Discriminatory Laws in Islamabad on May 2nd 2002.
Zafran Bibi's commission of Zina has not been established in court. She has been sentenced, on circumstantial evidence, for giving birth while her husband was in prison. The Federal Shariat Court has ruled that such evidence is inadequate.
The arrests were made on 26th April whilst protesting against the proposed referendum.
(IPS) Les femmes representeront 30 pour cent des candidats de treize partis politiques senegalais lors des elections locales prevues le 12 mai prochain pour elire quelque 600 conseillers regionaux, municipaux et ruraux.
Un an après le soulèvement de la population et en particulier des jeunes en Kabylie, le bilan est lourd.
Les femmes maliennes se preparent pour les elections du 28 avril, avec une candidate declaree a la presidentielle, Hawa Sidibe Sanogo, agee de 52 ans.
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