Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Iran sees feminists as weapon against the government

The Iranian government claims that Western countries are training feminists in order to foment a revolution in Iran, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The government claims that some women are being take to other countries and are being trained in soft subversion techniques in order to rise up and topple the governmen t in a manner similar to the fall of some of the communist governments in Eastern Europe.

Meanwhile, two women arrested while collecting signatures for a campaign aimed at prohibiting discrimination may be released if certain conditions are met, an Iranian official said Tuesday. Chief among these conditions is the appointment of a guardian for each woman to ensure that they will attend any further interrogations or trials.

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