Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Open letter calls for release of Iranian rights activist

An open letter calling for the release of women’s rights activist Khadijeh Moghaddam, and signed by hundreds of civil society activists, has been sent to newspapers and websites across Iran, BBC News reported on April 12.

Moghaddam was arrested at her home on April 8. She is a prominent member of the Change for Equality campaign, which aims to collect one million signatures in support of greater women’s rights in Iran.

More than 50 activists associated with the campaign have been arrested or threatened over the past 18 months.

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