Monday, June 2, 2008

Male activist jailed in Iran  

I can't imagine living in a country where I could possibly be jailed for writing in this blog.

In Iran, a 22-year-old male student was thrown in prison for one year for campaigning for women's rights. Amir Yaghoub-Ali was arrested while collecting signatures in a park, although a fellow campaigner has said, "According to our constitution ... collecting signatures is not a crime."

Dozens of women's rights activists have been jailed in the past couple years. Iran rejects the notion that women are discriminated against in the country, but many women feel as if they have been made into second-class citizens.

A leading member of the campaign, Parvin Ardalan, says, "They are trying to control us."

Read full article here, help women in Iran here.

What next?

You can also bookmark this post using your favorite bookmarking service:

Related Posts by Categories

1 comments: to “ Male activist jailed in Iran