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Sentencing of four women human rights defenders to six months in prison

Paris - Geneva, September 5, 2008. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), expresses its deepest concern about the sentencing of four members of the One Million Signatures Petition Campaign, which primarily seeks to put pressure on the Iranian legislators in order to withdraw provisions that have adverse effects on women's human rights. On (...) - Iran / Human Rights Defenders

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