Mansoureh Shojaee was arrested
Tuesday 29 December 2009, by
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Feminist School: Mansoureh Shojaee, a womenâ€™s rights activist and researcher, and one of those instrumental in founding the One Million Signatures campaign was arrested at her home in the early hours of December 29th.
Police agents arrived to her home at 11:30 p.m. on 28th of December 2009 and waited for her with her son present, until Shojaee and her husband arrived home at 3:30a.m. The agents then arrested Shojaee and transferred her to prison. Police officials inspected her house and collected some of her personal belongings as well as her mobile phone and computer, before taking her to prison.
Security officials refused to reveal the location of her detention or the charge she has been arrested for.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer of Mansoureh Shojaee will go to the revolutionary court to follow her clientâ€™s case.
Shojaee was arrested twice before; once in the airport while she was traveling to New Delhi for an educational journalism workshop on January 26th 2007, and for the second time, during campaign activities in Khorramabad on September 14th 2007. Since then she has not been allowed her passport and is prohibited to leave the country.
Some of her articles in English:
Interview with Mansoureh Shojaee in Persian at: