Tuesday, March 10, 2009

An all out attempt to stop International Women's Day celebration in Tehran!

The Islamic republic' regime mobilized all suppressive forces in Tehran and other cities throughout Iran to prevent Women's Day celebrations.

The women activists had announced a gathering in celebration of March 8th in Warsaw Park in Tehran. However, the Islamic republic' State Security Forces (SSF) blocked Karim-Khan Street not allowing women to enter the park. The gathering was due to start with the participation of women activists at 2 p.m.

In the past years, Women's Day celebrations have run into difficulties with the security forces beating and arresting the participants. Plain-cloths agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have prevented the women from taking part in the ceremonies.

Students of Shiraz University in southern Iran had planed to hold a meeting on Women's Day but the security forces stopped the buses carrying the students to the site where the gathering was to take place and force the students off. All those on buses must show proper IDs.

Anyways Women's Day celebrations have run in some cities of kurdistan like:SANANDAJ,BOUKAN,SAQEZ,NAQADEH

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