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6/13/06

Police Disrupt Women's Rights Gathering In Tehran

Photos: Arash Ashoorinia, Kosoof.com

PRAGUE, June 12, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Iranian police today disrupted a gathering in Tehran of a group of women's rights activists who were protesting legal discrimination.Human rights activist Keyvan Rafi, who attended the gathering, tells RFE/RL that more than a dozen people were arrested.


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"There were very tight security measures," Rafi said. "There were maybe as many security forces as [participants]. Some of the women were arrested. [Despite that,] some peacefully chanted slogans such as, 'Laws that are against women should be abolished.'"


Police beating women deomonstrators
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The activists were demanding equal legal rights in issues such as divorce, child custody, and inheritance.


Police confronting a woman deomonstrator
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Amnesty International today called on the Iranian government to end discrimination against women.

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