Posted by: bahareiran | June 5, 2011

Women’s rights activist killed by security forces in father’s funeral

Haleh Sahabi [women’s rights activist who was on leave from prison after her father went into a coma] stood at the front of the funeral procession which carried the body of [her father] Sahabi. She protested the violent measures of security forces in the funeral and was attacked [by security forces]. She fainted as a result of the attack and was transferred to a hospital but the doctors attempts to save her life were in vain and the eldest daughter of Ezatollah Sahabi passed away…

Her uncle has announced that she died because she was struck in the stomach and lungs and suffered a heart attack.

Ahmad Montazeri, son of the late Ayatollah Montazeri who was present in the funeral also confirmed that she was beaten by security forces and said that she was also insulted by the agents…

Haleh Sahabi was a member of the Mothers for Peace Organization and a was women’s rights activist…

She was beaten and arrested last year in a gathering in protest to the swearing in ceremony of Ahmadinejad and was held in detention for some time.

She was released after 13 days on bail but was later tried in the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court and sentenced to two years of prison and a fine which was upheld by the court of review. Haleh was in Evin Prison until last week serving her prison term [and received a leave from prison to see her ailing father]. (Jaras Website – Jun. 1, 2011)

ospital but the doctors attempts to save her life were in vain and the eldest daughter of Ezatollah Sahabi passed away… Her uncle has announced that she died because she was struck in the stomach and lungs and suffered a heart attack. Ahmad Montazeri, son of the late Ayatollah Montazeri who was present in the funeral also confirmed that she was beaten by security forces and said that she was also insulted by the agents… Haleh Sahabi was a member of the Mothers for Peace Organization and a was women’s rights activist… She was beaten and arrested last year in a gathering in protest to the swearing in ceremony of Ahmadinejad and was held in detention for some time. She was released after 13 days on bail but was later tried in the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court and sentenced to two years of prison and a fine which was upheld by the court of review. Haleh was in Evin Prison until last week serving her prison term [and received a leave from prison to see her ailing father]. (Jaras Website – Jun. 1, 2011)

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