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Iran: Amnesty International’s submission to the Commission on the Status of Women regarding concerns about the harassment and imprisonment of women, including rights defenders and members of minorities, in Iran

, Index number: MDE 13/027/2011

This submission is intended to draw the Commission’s attention to the pattern of violations experienced by women in reprisal for their peaceful political or human rights activities, or on account of their ethnic origin, their faith, or their relationship to men who have expressed views dissenting from those considered acceptable by the Iranian authorities. In this submission, Amnesty International highlights the cases of nine women who are currently all detained or imprisoned in Iran. The organization believes that all nine women are prisoners of conscience who should be released immediately and unconditionally.

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