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Dangerous women

July 24, 2009

Iranian lawyer and women’s rights activist Shadi Sadr has been nabbed and beaten (with the mandatory headscarf falling off her head) in Tehran. ‘[She] was among 33 women arrested in March 2007. Most had gathered outside a Tehran courtroom to protest peacefully against the trial of five women – Fariba Davoudi Mohajer, Shahla Entesari, Noushin Ahmadi Khorassani, Parvin Ardalan and Sussan Tahmasebi – who were accused of “propaganda against the system”, “acting against national security” and “participating in an illegal demonstration.” (from Sima)

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