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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Kurdistan & Webloggers

Iranscan-Zaneirani writes:Dr. Roya Toloui, a champion of the rights of Iran's Kurdish minority and of women was detained from her home in Sanandaj on August 2. She is reported to be facing charges of “disturbing the peace“ and “acting against national security.” Human Rights First is calling for her immediate and unconditional release from detention.
Toloui‘s detention is consistent with a pattern of harassment and persecution that she and other human rights activists in Iran‘s Kurdish region have suffered in recent months in reprisal for their legitimate, peaceful activities in support of basic rights and freedoms.

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