Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Iran releases two prominent women’s rights activists

After having been imprisoned for 16 days – 10 of them in solitary confinement – Shadi Sadr and Mahboubeh Abasgholizadeh, two prominent Iranian women’s rights activists, were released on bail Monday, Women's Learning Partnership reported the next day. The two women had been detained since March 4 on charges of acting against national security and participating in an illegal gathering in June 2006 after they held a peaceful protest.

Meanwhile, the Iranian government continues to escalate their harassment of civil society activists for supposedly promoting divisiveness. An unknown number of Iranian women’s activists, teachers, and journalists remain in detention, and the government has closed many civil society organizations.

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