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Iran: Arbitrary arrest/ Prisoner of conscience, Khadijeh Moghaddam (f)

, Index number: MDE 13/053/2008

Women's rights defender Khadijeh Moghaddam was arrested by security officials on 8 April at her home in Tehran. She has been accused of "spreading of propaganda against the state; disruption of public opinion; and actions against national security” and is held in Vozara detention centre in Tehran. Amnesty International believes she is a prisoner of conscience, held solely on account of her peaceful activities in support of equal rights for women in Iran.

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