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Iran Arrests Three Women's Rights Activists

Shirin Ebadi will reportedly represent the women (file photo) (AFP) January 28, 2007 -- A report says that Iranian officials arrested three women's rights activists as they were about to leave the country to take part in an educational workshop in India.

Mansureh Shojai, Talat Taghinia, and Farnaz Seifi were arrested at a Tehran airport on January 27, said Bamdad Davudi, Shojai's son.

He said Nobel peace laureate and lawyer Shirin Ebadi will be representing the detainees.

The three women were involved in a recent campaign dubbed "One Million Signatures," which aims to change Iran's "discriminatory laws" for women.

They sought to collect signatures both online and in person.


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