Raheleh Asgharizadeh and Nasim Khosravi Acquitted

Sunday 7 September 2008

Change for Equality: Raheleh Asgharizadeh and Nasim Khosravi, women’s rights activists and members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, have been acquitted on security charges brought against them in relation to their activities in the Campaign. These two women’s rights activists were arrested on February 14, 2008 while collecting signatures in support of the Campaign’s petition in Daneshjoo Park. These two members of the Campaign, subsequently spent 13 days in detention and were released on February 26, 2008. Following their arrest, these two young members of the Campaign were charged with actions against national security through spreading of propaganda against the state. Their court was held on July 20, 2008 in Branch 13 of the Revolutionary Courts and they were represented by Nasrin Sotoodeh. These two women’s rights activists were acquitted of the security charges against them.


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