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Iran HRM: Women Activists Held In Jail Amid Tightening Repression.

Five women activists are held in prison under deplorable conditions for demanding their own and their people’s human rights.

Three women activists were arrested during an International Workers Day protest demonstration on May 1, 2019, in Tehran across from the Iranian parliament.

Marzieh Amiri, Neda Naji, and Atefeh Rangriz were among 15 activists who were brutalized and arrested by security forces in the May Day demonstration in Tehran.

The detention warrants for Neda Naji and Marzieh Amiri have been extended for another month and the warrant for Atefeh Rangriz has been turned into bail but prison authorities are preventing her release for various reasons, claiming that a new charge has been added to her case.

Marzieh Amiri is presently detained in the general ward of Evin Prison.

Neda Naji has completed her interrogations but is presently detained solitary confinement.

Atefeh Rangriz has been returned to the Shahr-e Ray Prison for women in Varamin after finishing her interrogations.

In other news on women activists, Evin Prison authorities have been preventing transfer of Sanaz Allahyari to hospital despite her deteriorating health conditions. 12 jun 2019
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