TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Prisoners and People at Risk, Women's Rights • Iran •
April 14, 2011

(UA 30/10) Good News – Women’s Rights Activist Released in Iran


Student and women’s rights activist Somayeh Rashidi was released from Evin Prison, Tehran, on 25 February 2010. Amnesty…

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Student and women’s rights activist Somayeh Rashidi was released from Evin Prison, Tehran, on 25 February 2010. Amnesty International is not aware of the precise conditions of her release, but she may face charge and trial in the future.

Somayeh Rashidi has been a member of the Campaign for Equality since its foundation in 2006. The Campaign for Equality, also known as the One Million Signatures Campaign, aims to end legal discrimination against women in Iranian law. She had been banned from continuing her university studies in this academic year, apparently on account of her activities defending women’s rights.