Iran

Attempts to Persecute Human Rights Defender Mehrangiz Kar by Silencing Her Husband

June 19, 2006

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Mehrangiz Kar, journalist and Iranian women's rights activist, who was jailed in April 2000 for her writings and speeches on women's rights, was allowed to leave Iran for medical treatment for breast cancer in fall 2001. After she arrived in the United States, her husband, journalist Siamak Pourzand, was disappeared. He was brought to the phone a number of times to call Mehrangiz and their daughters Leila and Azadeh to pass on the message that they must refrain from speaking on his behalf and must avoid contact with the media.

Women's Human Rights Activists in Iran Arrested

December 7, 2000

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Updates on the arrests of lawyer and human rights advocate, Mehrangiz Kar; women's rights activist Shahla Lahiji; and human rights attorney Shirin Ebadi.

Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa: An Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region

December 10, 2013

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This February WLP launches our inaugural online Forum:

Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa


An Interactive Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT

"Because Our Cause Is Just" Film Page

March 8, 2013

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