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6/19/06

Iran Frees Women's Rights Activists

PRAGUE, June 19, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Iran has released all the protesters detained last week during a rally of women's rights activists, with the exception of one man.


Baton-wielding female police officers helped to break up the June 12 gathering
(photo by Arash Ashoorinia, Kosoof.com

A spokesman for the judiciary said the man remains under investigation. He gave no details.

The Iranian authorities arrested 70 people at the June 12 rally, saying the gathering was "illegal."

A number of women were beaten when the police moved in to break up the rally, prompting condemnation by human rights groups.


Copyright (c) 2006 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org

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