Iran: Nearly all women activists arrested on May Day in Tehran released

Except for Jelveh Javaheri, a women’s rights activist, all the women arrested in Tehran’s Laleh Park on May Day have now been released on bail. Around 30 women were set free pending further proceedings by the Iranian regime’s legal authorities.

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Jelveh Javaheri is a postgraduate sociology student and a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign. Over the past few years the Iranian regime’s security forces have arrested Jelveh Javaheri several times. She nevertheless continues to campaign for the women of Iran to have equal rights with men.

In addition to Jelveh Javaheri there are around 30 other activists and workers detained in Evin prison. We will continue to campaign until all those detained on May Day, and all other workers and activists, are released from the dungeons of the Iranian regime.

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An injury to one is an injury to all!

Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network
1 June 2009