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Iranian Women Activists Freed

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 Mahboubeh Hossein Zadeh and Nahid Keshavarz were greeted outside the Evin prison in Tehran

Iranian women activists who were part of the One Million Signatures Campaign  Demanding an End to Discriminatory Laws Against Women were released April 15 after posting bail.   They were arrested April 2, along with three others, for collecting signatures.  I’ve blogged about the amazing and courageous Iranian women activists here, here, and here .

From the  Equality for Change website:

Members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, would like to thank all of you who supported us and our colleagues during this very difficult time. We relied heavily on your willingness and assistance in sharing information, posting news items on your websites and in your publications and issuing statements of protest and we are most grateful for your support and generosity. International support of this kind, especially from women’s and human rights organizations continues to have a positive impact in ensuring the release of imprisoned Iranian women’s rights activists.

The pressure on women’s rights activists in Iran continues, in the form of continued summons to court, interrogation and threats, and we know that we will have to count on your solidarity and support in the days and months to come. We will continue on our path and we hope that you will continue to support us.

I am going to write one more post about these inspiring women.

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