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Nahid Mirhaj, Member of Campaign, Summoned to Court and Charged

Monday 12 January 2009


Change for Equality: Nahid Mirhaj, member of the One Million Signatures Campaign and active in the Mother’s Committee of the Campiagn was summoned to court and charged in relation to her arrest on June 12, 2007, along with 8 other women’s rights activists. The charges against Mirhaj are spreading of "propaganda against the state," "disruption of public order," and "refusal to obey the orders of the police." During this investigative hearing, presided by Mr. Sobhani, Investigative Judge of the Revolutionary Courts, this woman’s activist denied all the charges brought against and was allowed to leave the court on a personal guarantee. Nahid Mirhaj was arrested with 8 others on June 12, 2008, in front of the Silk Road Gallery. On that day, a group of women’s rights activists had planned to hold a seminar commemorating the national day of solidarity of Iranian women, when their plans were canceled by security forces. Nahid Mirhaj was arrested along with 8 other women’s rights activists who were trying to inform participants about the cancellation of the event, outside this galley.

 

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