Iran: UK condemns arrest of Iranian female activists
Britain says Iran's government has recently arrested several female activists as part of a campaign to stifle dissent. The U.K. Foreign Office named photographer Maryam Majd, filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi, journalist Zahra Yazdani and women's rights advocate Maryam Bahrman as being among those who have been detained in the past weeks.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement released late Thursday that the women join a host of journalists, bloggers, students and human rights defenders behind bars in Iran.
Hague says that the arrests "are truly disturbing."
Iranian officials have made no comment on the arrests.
Please see our Call to Action for Maryam Majd here: Iran: Photojournalist disappears on way to Women Soccer World Cup in Germany and Maryham Bahreman here: Iran: Call for release of women's rights activist Maryam Bahreman
- Challenging Iran's women's rights narrative
- Iran: Proposed laws reduce women to ‘baby making machines’ in misguided attempts to boost population
- Egypt: Press Release by the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders on the Appeal Verdict in the Case of Yara Sallam and Sanaa Seif
- Iran's Women's Affairs Chief Feels Powerless To Act
- Prominent Women Human Rights Defender Esraa Abdel-Fattah Banned From Traveling Outside Egypt
- Egypt: Judicial harassment of Ms. Azza Soliman
- Please acquit and release Asia Bibi
- Over 220 Global Organizations Call for Immediate Release of Seven Imprisoned Women Human Rights Defenders in Egypt
- Send your support to Yara Sallam and other human rights defenders imprisoned in Egypt
- URGENT: Join the international campaign against Egypt’s repressive protest law!
- Egypt: #noprotestlaw campaign abridged toolkit
- Disposable Victims: Laws and Practices on Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- 35 Years of Forced Hijab: The Widespread and Systematic Violation of Women's Rights in Iran
- No One is Safe: Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System
- Early and Forced Marriage in the Islamic Republic of Iran