ALERT: Nine Iranian Women Released After Daylong Detention
(12 June 2008) According to latest information from Tehran, all nine women’s rights activists detained today by security forces have been released. Security forces had detained the nine women and prevented a gathering on the anniversary of Iran’s historic 12 June women’s rights demonstration. See initial report at here.
Late in the evening, local time, the authorities contacted the detainee’s families and informed them they would be released. Around 1 a.m., Tehran time, all detainees were released to their families.Read Statement in Support of Iranian Women on the Anniversary of 12 June 2006 Demonstration, endorsed by more than forty major international organizations.