Wednesday, May 10, 2006

9 Women assaulted at May day demonstration file complaints with the Tehran prosecutor

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
Nasreen Sotoudeh, attorney for nine of the leading Iranian women activists who attended the International Women's Day gathering at Daneshjoo Park in Tehran announced that she had officially filed a complaint with the public prosecutor's office, branch11 of the public and revolutionary court in Tehran; the nine women were attacked and severely beaten by the security guards on March 8th.

In an interview with the reporter from the regime-run news agency ILNA, Sotoudeh said: "This morning, I filed an official complaint with the public prosecutors office against the assailants of my 9 clients." She added: "In this case six bystanders witnessed the assault and battery of my clients who had gathered to peacefully commemorate International Women's Day; according to the same case order issued by the investigator the plaintiffs and the witnesses will appear at the public prosecutor's office to present their accounts of the incident."
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