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Iran: Women's rights defenders defy represssion: Maryam Hosseinkhah

, Index number: MDE 13/029/2008

Maryam Hosseinkhah was detained between 18 November 2007 and 2 January 2008 when she was released on bail. She was accused of "disturbing public opinion" in connection with articles posted on websites and may face prosecution. She was also among 33 women arrested on 4 March 2007 while protesting at the trial of five women's rights activists. This case sheet calls for all charges against her to be dropped and for a review of Iranian legislation with a view to ending all legalized discrimination against women.

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