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1/29/07

Women's Rights Activists Released In Iran

January 29, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Three Iranian women's rights activists and journalists have been released from detention, Radio Farda reports.

Talat Taghinia, Mansoureh Shojaie, and Farnaz Seify were arrested at Tehran's airport on January 27 as they were about to fly to India to take part in a workshop.


Farnaz Seify (photo Kosoof)


Mansoureh Shojaee (photo Kosoof)


Talaat Taghinia (photo Kosoof)

After the arrests, security forces took the three women to their homes and confiscated personal belongings, including computers.

They were freed on January 28. The charges against them are unclear.


Copyright (c) 2007 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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