Friday, November 12, 2004

Meanwhile, in Iran

A crackdown continues against pro-democracy forces, including those who advocate equality of the sexes:

11/9/2004 - Two leading female journalists were arrested this past week as part of the Iranian government's crackdown on pro-democracy journalists and websites. According to the New York Times, Mahboubeh Abbas-Gholizadeh, the editor of the Farzaneh magazine and an outspoken women's rights activist, was arrested on November 1. Fereshteh Ghazi, who writes about women's rights issues in a daily newspaper, was also arrested last week.

For your information, really. There's nothing to comment that I haven't said before.