Parastoo Dokouhaki and Marzieh Rasouli Arrested in Continued Wave of Crackdown on Iranian Journalists

January 20, 2012

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Change for Equality: Parastoo Dokouhaki a women’s rights activist, journalist and researcher covering social issues and Marzieh Rasouli a journalist reporting on music and book publications were arrested on January 15 and 17 respectively.

Widespread Targeting of Journalists Continues with Three Arrests

January 19, 2012

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International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: With only six weeks until the Iranian parliamentary election, security officials have cast a wider net in the capital with the arrest of three journalists. Journalists Parastoo Dokouhaki, Marzieh Rassouli and Sahamoddin Bouraghani are the latest in a series of arrests, following the other recent arrests of journalists Fatemeh Kheradmand and Ehsan Houshmandzadeh, who were detained on 7 January 2012.

Women's Rights Activist Released from Evin after Three Years in Prison Without Furlough

January 8, 2012

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Alieh Eghdamdoost

Persian2English: Alieh Eghdamdoost , a women’s rights activist arrested for her peaceful activism, was released from prison on Sunday morning. Eghdamdoost, who is in her sixties, was forced to endure three consecutive years in Evin prison without one day of furlough.

WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami Testimony on Women & the Arab Spring to U.S. Senate

November 4, 2011

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The following is WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami's written testimony for the hearing on Women and the Arab Spring to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operation and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asia Affairs.


Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony on the state of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa during this critical time of transition.


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