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Iran: Woman activist Jelve Javaheri Arrested, Maryam Hosseinkhah Remains in Prison

Change for Equality: Jelve Javaheri, a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign, and a regular writer for the site of Change for Equality, was arrested earlier today, Saturday December 1, 2007, after an interrogation session at the security branch of the Revolutionary Court.

This women's rights activist, went to the security branch of the Revolutionary Courts, following a summons she received last week. She spent several hours in interrogation, she was charged with inciting of public opinion, propaganda against the state, and publication of false information, through reporting of false news on the site of the One Million Signatures Campaign, Change for Equality. She has since been transferred to Evin Prison's Public Ward 3.

Jelve Javaheri is currently a MA student of Sociology and has for years been active in the women's movement. She has written extensively for various sites, on women's issues from a sociological perspective.

Jelve Javaheri was one of 33 women arrested on March 4, 2007, during a peaceful protest outside the Revolutionary Courts objecting to pressures placed on women's rights activists and the trial of 5 colleagues. Ms. Javaheri is due in court on the 18th of December in relation to her arrest in March.

Maryam Hosseinkhah another member of the One Million Signatures Campaign was imprisoned 13 days ago on similar charges and is currently being held in Evin Prison.

... Payvand News - 12/03/07 ... --

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