Source: Feminist School, Iran
Police shut-down the Society for Defense of Street and Working Children (www.koodakekar.ir) on November 22, 2008. A nongovernmental organization based in Tehran, The society was founded in 2003 to "empower street and working children [and] to familiarize society with their dilemmas."(original news in Persian)
Tehran's police last year warned the NGO that its work permit had expired and that it would be required to reapply for a new permit due to its decision to convene "mixed-gender classes and to register [illegal] immigrant children for class attendance."
The education committee of the society provided classroom instruction up to the seventh grade for 160 children between the ages of 7 and 18.
But Colonel Hamdollah of the Law Enforcement Force's Immigration and Aliens Office ordered the society to shutdown and end its activities.
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