UPDATE: Iran: Further arrests of women's rights activists working on the 'One Million Signatures Campaign'
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.
Two other women’s rights activists, Maryam Hosseinhkah and Fatemeh Govaraie, were also summoned to court for their role in the March 4 protest. The peaceful protest was staged in objection to increasing pressure on the Iranian women’s movement and efforts to curb activities aimed at raising awareness of discriminatory laws against women.
Source: Women's Learning Partnership
Please see our 'Calls for Action' page for further background and information on the wave of repression and persecution of women's human rights defenders from 2006 to date.
Submitted on Mon, 05/07/2007 - 23:00