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On Sunday December 21st, Iran shut down two human rights centers founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist Shirin Ebadi without explanation or written justification. Ebadi was also taken into custody and then later released. Ebadi stated, “The collective activities of the human rights activists in Iran have angered the Iranian authorities so much that they have illegally ordered the closing down of two NGOs.” We call on the Iranian government to re-open the two organizations and to allow women’s rights and human rights activists to work in Iran safely and freely. Sign the petition below and we will deliver to the Iranian Ambassador this week.
Dear President Ahmadinejad,
We, the undersigned, join with women around the world in calling for Iran to allow women’s rights and human rights activists to continue their work, beginning with the opening of the Center for Participation in Clearing Mine Areas and Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran.
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Read the blogs from our recent Citizen Diplomacy trip to Iran!