Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Report documents systematic repression in Iran

“Iranian authorities have systematically thwarted peaceful and legal civil society efforts to advocate for women’s rights in Iran,” according to a report released by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

The report documents the numerous hardships experienced by activists in Iran, including beatings, harassment, and persecution for exercising their rights to assembly, association and expression. It specifically mentions the mistreatment of those involved in the Change for Equality campaign, which aims to collect one million signatures in support of greater women’s rights.

Women have seen their rights deteriorate significantly since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office, coinciding with a widespread crackdown on dissent.

To read the full report, click here.


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