Iran-women: Amnesty International called to release woman protesting compulsory hijab

Jan 28
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By Iran Probe Staff

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Iranian regime has still remained silenced on conditions of a detained protesting woman vis-à-vis international pressures. Amnesty International issued a public statement on 24 January 2018, calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a woman who was arrested on 27 December 2017. She had publicly protested against compulsory veiling.

According to reports from Iran, her name is named Vida Movahed, 31 years old and owns a 19-month-old child. A few days before the nationwide uprising in Iran, she stood on a pillar   at the intersection of “Revolution” Street and “Vesal” Street in Tehran, and removed her headscarf, hanged it over a stick and waved it in the air as a sign of protest to the compulsory hijab law in Iran. Then she was arrested by Iranian government officials and now she is in Evin prison.

Amnesty International called to "end the persecution of women who speak out against compulsory veiling, and abolish this discriminatory and humiliating practice".

 "This practice has violated women’s rights in Iran for decades, including their rights to non-discrimination, freedom of belief and religion, freedom of expression, and protection from arbitrary arrests and detention, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" added Amnesty International it In its statement.

Pdf document public statement of Amnesty International

 

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