More than Ten of Mourning Mothers were Arrested

Saturday 5 December 2009

Change for Equality: Tens of mourning mothers of Iran, a group of women who gather every Saturday in Parks, have been arrested by the security forces on Saturday evening in Park Laleh, Tehran. It has been reported that 15 women were arrested in this protest.

The Mourning Mothers of Iran march peacefully in parks on Saturday evenings to commemorate their children who have been killed, detained, tortured or disappeared after the results of the controversial presidential election on June 12th 2009. The mourning mothers want justice; identification and arrest of those responsible for the killings and the violence inflicted on their children during the peaceful marches protesting the results of the election.

Witnesses say the security forces attacked the mourning mothers in Park Laleh on Saturday 12/5/09 around 5 p.m. in Tehran and arrested anyone who attempted to join them. Female police forces were present to arrest the women. There are no reports of the names of those arrested.


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