Sunday, May 16, 2010

Iran Sentences Female Activists

Saeed Valadbaygi writes in that:

"An Iranian court has convicted two activists in absentia and sentenced them to jail and lashes over a 2007 protest.

"The court tried the two women, [Shadi Sadr and Mahbubeh Abbas-Gholizadeh] both of whom are currently abroad, on May 8 over a March 2007 rally outside a revolutionary court where four fellow feminists were on trial.

"Both have campaigned to abolish the practice of stoning adulterers to death.

"Sadr, a lawyer and journalist, was awarded the Polish Lech Walesa Prize in September 2009 for promoting “human rights, freedom of expression and democracy in Iran.”
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