Sunday, August 07, 2005

News from Iran 8/07/2005

Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 04, 2005. A prominent women's rights activist in Iranian Kurdistan was arrested during a gathering organised in protest against the murder of a young Kurd by Iran's State Security Forces, a Persian-language website reported.

The website Rooz reported that Roya Toloui, the editor of Rassan, a monthly based in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj, was arrested after being summoned by the intelligence unit of the SSF on several occasions in the past few months on charges of "disturbing the peace" and "acting against national security." She had also been accused of "inciting ethnic division."
She was awful. Do you know what she wrote about? Kurdish women's needs! How dare you have needs!

She is a founding member of the Association of Kurdish Women in Favour of Peace in Kurdistan. She dared to give interviews to foreigners!
Iran's restive Kurdish population have been the victims of systematic oppression by the Iran's clerical leadership since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Maybe it is time to consider another no-fly zone, eh?