160 Human Rights Defenders Demand Release of Imprisoned Iranians | Change for Equality ▪ Iranian.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Change for Equality: In a statement addressed to the Head of the Iranian Judiciary, Mr. Sadegh Amoli Larijani, 160 human rights activists from around the world have demanded the release of imprisoned woman human rights defenders Bahareh Hedayat and Maryam Shafiepour.

 

This letter which was written in support of the Campaign “Ten Days with Bahareh Hedayat,” points out the obligations of the Iranian authorities in line with the UN General Assembly Resolution on Woman Human Rights Defenders, based on which WHRDs must not be persecuted because of their work in defense of human rights and that their work should be recognized as legitimate and legal measures to support and protect them should be adopted.  ...