Fariba Davoudi Mohajer and Sussan Tahmasebi, two of the eleven women’s rights activists summoned by the Revolutionary Court, were sentenced to prison on April 18 for threatening “national security.” The two activists were organizers of the peaceful protest on June 12, 2006 and the “One Million Signatures” campaign demanding an end to discriminatory laws against women. Davoudi Mohajer, who was tried in absentia as she is currently abroad, was sentenced to one year in prison and three years suspended sentence. Tahmasebi was sentenced to six months in jail and one year suspended sentence. Their lawyers are appealing the sentences.
Activists Mahboubeh Hossein Zadeh and Nahid Keshavarz have been released from Evin prison on 15 April, after 13 days of incarceration.
Human rights defenders Nahid Keshavarz and Mahboubeh Hossein Zadeh, were arrested for collecting signatures in support of the "One Million Signatures Campaign" demanding changes to discriminatory laws against women in Iran.
Women's rights defenders, Mahboubeh Hossein Zadeh and Nahid Keshavarz, remain in prison: families and lawyer denied information and the opportunity to post bail
The Iranian government should immediately release two women's rights activists arrested on April 1 and end its harassment and persecution of human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said today.
Mahboubeh Hossein Zadeh and Nahid Keshavarz, two members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, were arrested on Monday April 2nd while collecting signatures in support of a petition to change discriminatory laws against women in Iran.
A synopsis of the Campaign to end discriminatory laws in Iran, by front-line activist and journalist, Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani.
Women's human rights defenders released on exorbitant bail, but repression of civil society continues.
Shadi Sadr and Mahboubeh Abasgholizadeh were released from prison on Monday. However, the charges against the two women have not been dropped and the bail has been set at an exorbitant rate.
The NGO offices of Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh and Shadi Sadr, the two Iranian activists still imprisoned after women's peaceful demonstration in Tehran on 4 March, were closed down by the Revolutionary Court on Thursday evening.
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