Friday, March 16, 2007

A Threat To National Security

This is what protesting feminists have been called in Iran:

- Prominent Iranian women's rights leaders Shadi Sadr and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh remain in jail after being arrested for peacefully protesting on March 4. The women, who were arrested with some 30 feminist activists for protesting the detainment of four other Iranian feminists, have been charged with being a "threat to national security," the Campaign to Free Women's Rights Defenders in Iran reports. According to independent news source, they have been ordered to serve a month-long detainment.

The Iranian theocrats take the feminist threat seriously. I wonder if any of these arrests had to do with trying to prevent demonstrations on the International Women's Day?