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Iran: No information on the status of two women arrested in Ahwaz

Ezzat Ka’abi and Nadia Mohammadipour were arrested by agents of the Intelligence Department of Ahwaz
Ezzat Ka’abi and Nadia Mohammadipour were arrested by agents of the Intelligence Department of Ahwaz

NCRI WOMEN COMMITTEE, 23 April 2018-- Twenty days after the arrest of two women in Ahwaz, southwestern Iran, there is no information on their whereabouts and conditions.

Ezzat Ka’abi and Nadia Mohammadipour (Hamidi), both married, were arrested 20 days ago by agents of the Intelligence Department of Ahwaz and taken to an unknown location.

Their families have not been able to obtain any information on their place of detention or their conditions despite referring to security agencies and courts.

Khalediyeh Tarfi and Leila Bervayeh have also been identified among the women arrested in Khuzistan.

The people of Khuzistan took to the streets of Ahwaz and other cities for more than a week beginning on March 28, 2018, to protest against the state televisions offensive approach by ignoring the Arab ethnic group in its program. Women were actively involved in these protests.

More than 400 persons including dozens of women were arrested in these protests.

The names of Ayesheh Neassi, 19 and student of English language at Payam Nour University, and Khadijah Neassi had been already published among the arrested women.

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