Wednesday, January 27, 2010

GOOD NEWS: Iranian feminists freed - help still needed


Feminist Majority Foundation - Equality around the world
Your Voices Are Being Heard -- We Must Continue Our Efforts!
Send an email to help keep up the pressure to ensure the release of these courageous feminist activists.
Tell Friends to take action to help the imprisoned Iranian women's rights activists - we need all the voices we can get!
The nearly 20,000 thousand letters you sent asking the Iranian government to release Noushin Ebadi, sister of human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, and other human rights activists from prison have made an impact! Thank you for your support - it makes a difference and we must continue our efforts.
Noushin Ebadi, sister of human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, and all arrested members of the activist group Mourning Mothers were released from prison! One Million Signatures campaign founder Mansoureh Shojaee and a number of other Iranian feminists, however, remain imprisoned. Help us keep up the pressure to ensure the release of these courageous feminist activists.
Demonstrations in Iran over the theocratic regime have resulted in numerous arrests and at least 9 deaths of demonstrators. The One Million Signature campaign pre-dates these demonstrations that began with challenges of national election fraud earlier this year. The One Million Signature campaign "demanding an end to discriminatory laws against women in the Iranian law," began in 2006. Periodically activists with the campaign have been arrested and detained in Evin prison.
Thank you for your ongoing support of women's rights and for taking action. Please take a moment now to continue your solidarity with imprisoned Iranian women's rights activists by sending emails to protest their imprisonment and to demand women's equality under the law and respect for universal human rights.
We must not be silent in the face of this oppression. Our voices are making a difference.
For Women's Lives,
Ellie Smeal
Eleanor Smeal
President


P.S. Your support and emails are helping - Please send an email to help Mansoureh Shojaee and the woman's rights activists who remain in jail be freed.
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