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Iranian Women’s rights activist Alieh Eghdamdoost released from Evin prison

[h2 Alieh Eghdamdoost , a women’s rights activist arrested for her peaceful activism, was released from prison on Sunday morning. Eghdamdoost, who is in her sixties, was forced to endure three consecutive years in Evin prison without one day of furlough .
ARRESTED
Alieh Eghdamdoost’s second arrest occurred on June 12, 2006, the same day that she had participated in a peaceful gathering led by an Iranian women’s rights group at Haft-Tir Square in Tehran. She was released one week following her arrest, after she had refused to post bail. Once her three-year prison sentence was issued and confirmed [by the Appeals Court], two Iranian regime agents arrested Eghdamdoost at her home in Fouman, Gilan on January 29, 2008. She was transferred to Evin prison .
CHARGED & SENTENCED
Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court had initially sentenced Alieh Eghdamdoost to three years and four months in prison and 20 lashes. The Appeals Court reduced the sentence to three years in prison. For participating in a peaceful women’s rights gathering, the Iranian judiciary had charged her with: “Disturbing public order” and “Acting against national security" .
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALIEH EGHDAMDOOST’S TIME IN PRISON
According to reports, on March 27, 2010, Alieh Eghdamdoost was issued a new charge for reciting the history of March 8, International Women’s Day, in Evin prison. As punishment, she was forced to endure one week in solitary confinement and a new case file was established for her. On November 10, 2010, she was punished with another full week in solitary confinement for protesting against the transfer of women political prisoners to the methadone ward of the prison- a place reserved for prisoners held for committing dangerous crimes .]http://persian2english.com/?p=23376

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