Women’s Rights Protesters Arrested in Iran
Posted on Mar 4, 2007
More than 32 Iranian women were arrested Sunday for picketing near a Tehran courthouse in which five female activists were on trial for planning a women’s rights demonstration last June. The unfortunate irony of this situation became more pronounced when protesters suggested that police were using intimidation to discourage rallies on March 8, International Women’s Day.
Iran’s authorities have arrested more than 32 women activists protesting outside a courthouse in Tehran.
The protesters were showing solidarity with five women on trial for organising a protest last June against laws they say discriminate against women.
The five have been charged with endangering national security, propaganda against the state and taking part in an illegal gathering.