Women’s Rights Activist Somayeh Rashidi Released


Committee of Human Rights Reporters - Women’s rights activist Somayeh Rashidi was released from Evin prison today. Rashidi was detained at Evin prison for over two months.

Rashidi’s lawyer Afrooz Maghzi and Zohreh Arzani were denied access to their client and the case remained unresolved in the Revolutionary Court.

On December 20, 2009, Somayeh Rashidi was summoned to the Revolutionary Court where she was arrested and taken to Evin prison.

Somayeh Rashidi is a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign. Additionally, based on the star system in universities, Rashidi was banned from continuing her education. Rashidi was in the process of completing her senior year in the women’s studies undergraduate program.

Translation by: Laila M. | Persian2English


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