Mansoureh Shojaee Contacted from Evin Prison after 8 Days
Wednesday 6 January 2010, by
Feminist School: Mansoureh Shojaee was arrested on January 6th was allowed to call home after 8 days.
Farhad Davoodi, Mansoureh’s husband explained that during the phone conversation Mansoureh was glad that she could eventually call home and her spirit was high. He went on to say that He had gone to the court to find out about Mansoureh’s situation but the court had referred him to the Evin’s tribunal.
Mansoureh Shojaee scholar of women rights, the founder member of Campaign for One Million signatures and the founder member of Women’s Cultural Center, arrested on January 6th from her home.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, Shojaeeâ€™s lawyer, confirmed her arrest and added that â€œa group of agents claiming to be from the Ministry of Intelligence showed up at Shojaeeâ€™s house at 11p.m. when she wasnâ€™t home. Despite her absence the security forces searched her property. When Shojaee finally returned home at 3a.m., the agents arrested her and took her to an undisclosed location.
Shojaee was arrested twice before; once in the airport while she was traveling to New Delhi for an educational journalism workshop on January 26th 2007, and for the second time, during campaign activities in Khorramabad on September 14th 2007. Since then she has not been allowed her passport and is prohibited to leave the country.
Some of her articles in English:
Interview with Mansoureh Shojaee in Persian at: