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.
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.
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.