Sunday, August 2, 2009

Release the Children of the Women’s Movement

Change for Equality: The following statement, which was signed by over 800 activists, was issued by a group of women’s rights activists. This is the second statement issued by women’s rights activists regarding recent developments in Iran and the broad arrest of civil, political and human rights activists and ordinary citizens. The last statement was signed by over 600 women’s rights activists and called on the government to end the crackdown against Iranian citizens and free all those arrested. The latest statement, which is provided below, requests that officials release women’s rights activists and those who support the women’s movement. Shadi Sadr, one of the activists named in this statement was released from prison on July 17, after 11 days in detention.
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