Conspiracy against Iran's national security
Alieh Eghdamdoust is a woman's rights activist from the north regions of Iran who is serving 3 year prison term for her activities which were raising women's awareness of their rights. Despite widespread campaigns for her release Alieh is still kept in Evin.
At the moment there are more than 40 women prisoners in the Iranian jails. These vary from journalists to members of political parties, human rights and women's rights activists.
This year on the 8 March, Alieh gathered a number of prisoners and spoke of the history of the Day and encouraged them to celebrate although their harsh conditions were not suitable for any celebrations. Shortly after the ceremony, Alieh was summond to the offices of the Evin interogators and was accused of conspiring against National Security, insulting the President and the authorities by talking about the 8 March, International Women's Day. Alieh was sent to solitary confinement for a week.
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