Three Iranian Women Activists Arrested!
As you are aware, over the past several months, a group of women Iranian activists (including but not limited to scholars and journalists) have been active in a campaign to gather signatures to urge the Iranian officials to change the unfair laws pertaining to women's rights in Iran. Three of these activists, Tala't Taghinia, Mansoureh Shojaie, and Farnaz Seify were arrested this morning in Tehran while attempting to board a plane to attend a workshop in India.
I would like to urge you or your organization to look into this heinous and unfair incident, to promote awareness of this incident, and to ask the Islamic Republic of Iran for immediate release of these women. It is feared that this might be the beginning of a large scale attempt to arrest and silence all women involved with the "1,000,000 Signatures Campaign." I implore you to take immediate and effective action with respect to this incident.