Release Detainees Held in Aftermath of Disputed Election in Iran

Iran continues to detain human rights defenders in the wave of repression that has followed the disputed June 12 presidential election. On Friday, July 17, Shadi Sadr, a prominent lawyer and women’s rights activist, was headed toward Tehran University for Friday prayers when plain clothes security personnel violently forced her into a car. On July 28, Ms. Sadr was released on bail. Fact Sheet on Detained Human Rights Defenders in Iran Joint Statement Supporting Global Day of Action on Iran 7/24/2009


Published on July 24, 2009


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