As Iran election anniversary nears, Ebadi associate arrested
11-Jun-2010 (one comment)

Narges Mohammadi, a member of Ebadi's Defenders of Human Rights Center -- known as Iran's leading human rights group -- was arrested overnight at her Tehran home, the U.S.-based International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported Friday.

No information is available about the arrest of Mohammadi, whose whereabouts are unknown, said Hadi Ghaemi, a spokesman for the campaign.

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by sag koochooloo on

Their Centre for Human RIghts has been closed several times and last year she and a colleague were stopped leaving the country at the airpost. This is really bad news for Human Rights in Iran and a bad sign of things to come.

Several Iranian human rights activists have been barred from leaving the country to participate in international conferences or to collect prizes over the past two years.

In March last year, Iran barred feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan from leaving the country to receive the 2007 Olof Palme Prize in Stockholm which she had been awarded for her campaign for equal rights for women in Iran.