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Iran: women protesters targeted in attacks

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Rally protesting death sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri
Rally protesting death sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri

A group of women protesting the death sentence issued for political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri rallied outside Tehran’s prosecutor’s office on Sunday morning, August 16.
They raised placards written: “Release Mohammad Ali Taheri.”
 
Security forces and plainclothes agents resorted to force, began using batons and tear gas, and also bird shots to disperse the crowd, eyewitnesses said. They arrested dozens of people during this protest rally, while a number of these protesters were seriously wounded after this attack. The names of a number of women arrested at this rally are:
Akram Dousti, Halie Maghsoudi, Sima Shokrani, Raha Tabar, Maryam Amiri, Afshar, Afzali, Farinam, Leida Makramian, Thorayia Behboudi, Bagheri, Nushin Mohammadi, Leila Jafari, Zahra Khoshnevisan, Nazanin Sarcheshme, Shahnaz Ismaeeli, Parvin Suleimani, Mahnaz Taheri, Reisi, Banafshe Mohammadi, Zohre Samadi.

 

(NCRI Women’s Committee – August 17, 2015)

 

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