Omid Memarian

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Iran's Crackdown on Women

Jailed and interrogated for Women's Day activism.

"While the world was preparing to celebrate International Women's Day last Thursday, women activists in Iran were facing one of the most challenging and trying periods they've experienced in a decade.
On Sunday, March 4, government security agents rounded up more than 30 women, who had gathered in front of Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Court in support of five women who were on trial inside the courthouse.
...Women have been at the forefront of Iranian society in challenging the country's Islamic laws in recent years, while the Ahmadinejad administration has raised the political cost of social activism, perceived as a way for Western countries to wield influence in Iran's Islamic society, possibly opening the doors to revolution...." (read the rest of my article here)


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