Zeinab Peyqambarzadeh, an active youth member of the “One Million Signatures” campaign, was arrested yesterday for her participation in a peaceful protest on March 4. She reported to the Revolutionary Court after receiving a summons, where she was then arrested and transferred to Evin prison. Her father and lawyer attempted to post the set bail of 20 million toumans (about $27,000), but the court refused to accept the bail and would not authorize Peyqambarzadeh’s release.
Comme chaque année, avec les beaux jours, les autorités iraniennes lancent une campagne contre les femmes qui ne respectent pas à la lettre le code islamique en vigueur. Exemple en images de l'arrestation musclée d'une "rebelle".
Le chef de la justice iranienne, l'ayatollah Mahmoud Hachémi Chahroudi, a critiqué la campagne actuelle de la police contre les femmes mal voilées, a rapporté mardi la presse iranienne.
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.
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