ACTION: Iranian Women Detained

As a preface, remember that Saskatchewan’s Uranium Industry helped to ensure a supply of fuel to reactors around the globe, including Iran.  According to a report from Tehran:

“All the women arrested on Sunday as they were staging a rally in front
of a court house in Tehran are on hunger strike in the Evin jail where they
are currently detained. Authorities said Tuesday that the women’s rights
activists arrested are 33. Unofficial reports had suggested that the younger
activists in the group would be released on Tuesday but so far none of them
has been allowed to leave Tehran’s Evin prison.

The protesters were staging a demonstration in support of five women on
trial for organising a rally in June last year against laws they say
discriminate against women.

Meanwhile all students’ associations in Iran have been notified by
university authorities that they will not be allowed to organise any rally
or university meeting before 8 March on feminism or women’s rights.”

Azadehpourzand blog has posted some suggestions for actions to help gain the release ofthese brave women:

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Sign the petition.

Write a Letter: You can directly write to the Iranian authorities, In
your letter, please ask the Iranian authorities to uphold the law and refer
to the article 27 of the Iranian constitution, “Public gatherings and
marches may be freely held, provided arms are not carried and that they are
not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam.” and ask for an
immediate and unconditional release of all the women rights defenders.

Please send letters to:

Head of the Judiciary
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice, Park-e Shahr, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: irjpr@iranjudiciary.org (mark ‘Please forward to HE Ayatollah
Shahroudi’)
(Salutation: Your Excellency)

President:
His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud AhmadiNejad
The Presidency
Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic
of Iran
Fax: +98 21 649 5880
E-mail: dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir (Salutation: Dear Sir)

Golam-Ali Haddad-Adel, the leader of the Iranian Parliament Majles-e
Shura-ye Eslami
Imam Khomeini Avenue, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +98 21 646 1746 (occasionally difficult to reach, please be
patient)
(Salutation: Dear Sir)

Please note that it is not always easy to send fax and email to Iran and
we urge you to also courier your letters to the Iranian embassy in your
country (see the listing of an Iranian embassy in your country here.

Thanks to Feminist Peace Network

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2 thoughts on “ACTION: Iranian Women Detained

  1. Also, participate in the virtual sit-in (http://opinionware.net/iran_vigil)
    What to do:
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    That’s all you need to do to take part in this sit-in. Feel free to open another browser window and do anything else you need to do. BUT LEAVE THIS WINDOW OPEN IN THE BACKGROUND FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN. The section above keeps reloading itself. That is what it’s supposed to do. The ‘Not Found’ messages are built in. Read them but don’t worry about them. Read help for more info. If you get messages saying “Alert: The document contains no data” most likely it is because their server is having a hard time keeping up.

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