Friday, July 17, 2009
Shadi Sadr, Iranian women's rights activist, lawyer and journalist arrested
Shadi Sadr, Iranian women's rights activist, lawyer and journalist was kidnapped earlier today (17 July) by civil dressed individuals.
Sadr was accompanied by some other women activist when she was on her way to Tehran University to participate in Friday pray in Tehran. Witnesses report that Shahdi Sadr was forced to follow people who refuse to show any policy certificate. The civil dressed individual used violence in order to force Sadr into their car.
Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Kharroubi have announced earlier that they will join former President Ahbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who will lead the Friday pray today in Tehran. Most of the protesters to the recent election had planned to participate in today's' Friday pray in order to continue to show their protest.
May 2004 shadi Sadr was awarded the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. The kidnapping of Shadi Sadr is very disturbing news. Over one thousand people have been arrested during the last weeks in Tehran and othe cities in Iran. Many families still do not know where their relatives are.
The mysterious kidnapping of Shadi Sadr wakes the upsetting memories of serial murders and disappearances of dissident intellectuals in the 1990s who had been critical of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The brutal treatment of Iranian dissidents gave us all right to worry greatly for Shadi Sadr and
all other arrested and kidnapped people in Iran right now.
Shadi has called her husband asked her cellphone pin code!
By R at 3:45 AM