Sunday, March 04, 2007

Many Women's Rights Activists were Arrested in Tehran! Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Iran-Emrooz,Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 04, 2007

50 of the women's rights movement activists were arrested in front of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.

The security police forces attacked a peaceful gathering of women's rights activists that had taken place at 8:30 am in front of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran in objection to the recent governmental oppressions and the summoning of some of these activists. The police forces who used violence to scatter the crowd, arrested at least 21 of the protesters.

According to the report published by Advar News, the list of the arrested is as follows:

Asieh Amini, Jila Bani Yaghoub, Mahboubeb Abbasgholizadeh, Mahboubeh Hosseinzadeh, Sara Loghmani, Zara Amjadian, Mariam Hossein Khah, Jelveh Javaheri, Niloofar Golkar, Parastoo Dokoohaki, Zeinab Peyghambarzadeh, Maryam Mirza, Saghar Laghayee, Khadijeh Moghaddam, Saghie Laghayee, Nahid Keshavarz, Mahnaz Mohammadi, Nasrin Afzali, Tal'at Taghinia, Fakhri Shadfar, Maryam Shadfar, Elnaz Ansari, Fatemeh Govarayee, Azadeh Forghani, Sommayeh Farid, Minoo Mortezayee, Sara Imanian.

Nooshin Amhadi Khorasani, Parvin Ardalan, Shahla Entesari and Susan Tahmasebi—five prominent members of the women's rights movement—who had to attend their court hearing left the court session in support of their fellow activists. They, too, got arrested upon their departure from the court.

The police officers hit Nahid Jafari's head to the police van and as a result of such violent actions, her teeth broke and the officers are currently refusing to take her to the emergency room.


At 4:53 AM, March 04, 2007, Blogger Proshat said...

I put your post on my blog with the link to yours. Hope you don't mind.
I will try to send the link to some of the friends outside Iran & see what can be done.
Keep us updated.

At 5:31 AM, March 04, 2007, Blogger Thought Reporter said...


I used your text in my blog to cover this news (

At 11:39 AM, March 04, 2007, Anonymous O.H said...

Thanks for translation...

At 2:55 PM, August 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the translation. This petition ( set up with the hope that international pressure will stop the stoning of 9 people in Iran.The accused are mostly victims of violence and have not received a fair trial (see: . The accused Kobra Najjir, for example, is sentenced to this death due to being forced into prostitution by her abusive husband in order to support his heroine addiction (
it would be great if you could help collect as many signatures as possible. Thanks.


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