Change for Equality
Somayeh Rashidi, Released After 68 Days in Detention
Friday 26 February 2010
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Somayeh Rashidi, an activist involved in the
One Million Signatures Campaign was
released on February 25, 2010 from Evin
prison after spending 68 days in detention.
Rashidi was arrested on December 20, 2009
after showing up in the revolutionary courts
following a summons. A few days prior to her
arrest, security officials came to the home of
this women's rights defender searching the
premises and seizing her personal belongings.
The lawyers representing Rashidi, Afrooz
Maghzi and Zohreh Arzani had followed up her
case with the Revolutionary Courts, but were
not provided access to information in the case
pending against their clients. It should be
noted that Rashidi had been barred from
continuing her education at the Masters level
in the field of Women's Studies, as a result of
her activism on behalf of women.
Somayeh's release was greeted with joy and
excitement from her colleagues in the One
Million Signatures, who showed up in large
numbers in front of Evin Prison to greet her.
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8/12/2010 Change for Equality
Moriammadi W25 See pictures of Somayeh's release by visiting
Hospitalised after Being Released the photo blog of the Campaign.
from Prison [ http : //photoforchange.com/]
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