Omid Memarian

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Another Civil Society Organization has Been Shut Down in Iran

Dr. Sohrab Razzaghi, director of Volunteer Actors (Koneshgaran) Institute has confirmed that the security agents have shut down the two offices of Koneshgaran on Thursday. He is among the few Iranian academics who have been completely involved in the civil society. SHutting down this powerful NGO is a very bad sign for the Iran's weak civil society and indicates a serious round of suppression against activists in Iran. Razzaghi was a political science professor at Allameh University in Tehran. I will update my blog about this event soon...Just two weeks ago Sussan Tahmasebi, a board member of Volunteer Actors and a prominent women activist was arrested in the massive arrests of women. She released after four days, but still two other women are in jail.


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