Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Iranian activists arrested on day of solidarity for women’s rights

Nine women’s rights activists were arrested Thursday in Iran as they planned to participate in an assembly denouncing attempts to silence Iranian women, Women’s Learning Partnership reported the same day.

June 12 has been chosen by activists as the National Day of Solidarity of Iranian women.

“Women’s rights activists are continually denied the right of freedom and association and assembly,” the article says of the situation in Iran. “Even meetings in private homes are often broken up by security forces.”

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