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"In the latest killing, or at least the latest to come to public attention, Kurdistan Aziz was 16 years old when she escaped her family with a man she knew they would not accept, and courageously following the ancient tradition of 'radu kauten' they eloped together to Arbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. They planned to start a life together. But her father had other ideas for her; not of love, happiness or choice but that she must die for this rebellion against the patriarchal order.
On June 12th, the occasion of the National Day of Solidarity of Iranian Women, nine women’s rights activists were arrested outside of the Rahe Abrisham Gallery just prior to a small, peaceful assembly planned to commemorate the day.
Le réseau Femmes sous lois musulmanes (WLUML) tenons exprimer notre profonde préoccupation face aux jugements draconiens que vient d’édicter le Tribunal Révolutionnaire de Téhéran à l’encontre de nombreuses femmes.
Four women's rights activists, Nasrin Afzali, Nahid Jafari, Zeinab Peighambar-zadeh, and Minou Mortazi, have been given suspended sentences of whipping (10 lashes) and six months imprisonment.
Khadijeh Moghaddam, membre du Comité des Mères de la campagne ‘Un Million de Signatures’ et membre des Mères pour la Paix, a été libéré dans l'après-midi du mercredi 16 avril après avoir passé neuf jours en détention.
Khadijeh Moghaddam member of the Mother’s Committee of the One Million Signatures Campaign, and a member of Mothers for Peace, was released on the afternoon of Wednesday April 16, after spending nine days in detention.
Khadijeh Moghaddam, a women's human rights activist, was arrested at her home on April 8th. She is a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign calling for equal rights between men and women in Iran. Many members of the Campaign have been harassed and arrested. A non-violent advocate of change, Ms. Moghaddam is currently being detained in solitary confinement, on charges related to propaganda, influencing public opinion and threatening national security.
La militante des droits des femmes Khadijeh Moghaddam a été arrêtée par les forces de sécurité le 8 avril alors qu’elle se trouvait chez elle, à Téhéran. Accusée de « propagande contre l’État, perturbation de l’opinion publique et agissements contre la sécurité nationale », elle est détenue au centre de détention de Vozara à Téhéran.
La campagne mondiale « Arrêtons de tuer et de lapider les femmes ! » (SKSW !) est ravie d’apprendre les nouvelles de la libération de Mokarrameh Ebrahimi et son fils Ali de prison de Choobin, dans Takistan, Qazvin, en Iran, où elle attendait depuis dix ans d’être exécutée par lapidation.
We are delighted to announce the release of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi and her son Ali from Choobin Prison, in Takistan, Qazvin, in Iran, where she has been awaiting execution by stoning for adultery for the past ten years.
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