#Human Rights

Maryam Bahrman was arrested, an activist for women's rights. Activists for women's rights are under attack again in Iran. We must mobilize to demand her release.

On 11 May police arrested Maryam Bahrman, Iranian activist for women's rights and human rights, including the promoters of the campaign "One Million Signatures for Equality", which calls for the revision of laws that discriminate against women in the Republic of Islamic Iran.

"Italy must immediately mobilize for his release." To ask and Daniela Colombo, President of AIDOS, Italian Association for Women in Development. According to reliable sources, the police raided his home in Shiraz, Fars province, Iran, May 11 at 7:30 with an arrest warrant and search. The security forces have seized personal effects, including cellular, books and laptop. Maryam Bahrman hanging on charges of "activities against national security," motivated not only by its activities under the campaign "One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality" in Shiraz, but also by its participation in March of this year , the CSW Commission on the Status of Women (Commission on the Status of Women) of the United Nations, where she was a guest at a seminar organized by AIDOS parallel with a speech devoted to discrimination against women in access to new technologies.

Engineer, working for human rights since his university days, Maryam Bahrman is one of the most energetic and courageous activist for women's rights and has been Secretary General of the equality of women, and Sazman Zanan Pars, which is was forced to suspend its activities in 2007.

In its request, the campaign "One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality" appeals to human rights treaties and conventions ratified by Iran, in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which provide both that there will be no difference in treatment between men and women and also ensure the "freedom of expression, this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing, through the press, in the form of art or through any other media of his choice "(Article 19, Covenant on Civil and Political Rights).

"After mobilizing to save from a death sentence Sakineh, becomes even more important to raise our voices in support of Bahrman Maryam, a woman whose only crime is to fight to improve the situation of women in her country," says Daniela Colombo .
"For this AIDOS appeals to Italian institutions, civil society and media: international pressure is vital in such cases, as pointed out many times Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize."

Info: AIDOS, Aurora Amendolagine, ufficiostampa@aidos.it, tel. 066873214/196
May 17, 2011

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