Iran: Women human rights defender Shadi Sadr arrested
Friends in Iran report "...the regime has become very brutal over the past weeks, and the numbers of activists, journalists and intellectuals who are under arrest and in jail has increased exponentially. More trouble is expected today at the Friday prayer sermon, which Moussavi will also be attending."
Others report that Ms. Sadr was also "hit badly and dragged so badly that her scarf and manteau was removed from her".
Her abductors did not show any identity cards or warrants. Her friends and colleagues who witnessed the kidnapping say they tried to intervene but were met with violent force and Sadr was dragged away. They also report of another car (reported as a Mercedes) acting as back up for the Peugeot. As of yet, it is not clear where she has been taken or who has arrested her.
17 July 2009
Source: WLUML Networkers
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