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There are 2 messages totalling 99 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. URGENT ACTION ALERT ON IRAN
2. Pro-Montazeri strikers arrested

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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 16:15:36 -0400
From: Ali Amiri Moghaddam <aliamiri@NRCGEB.AC.IR>
Subject: Re: URGENT ACTION ALERT ON IRAN

Salaam,

On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 hickse@HRW.ORG wrote:
>
> U R G E N T A C T I O N A L E R T
>
> IRAN'S PARLIAMENT AUTHORIZES GENDER SEGREGATION OF HEALTH SERVICES &
> CENSORSHIP OF WOMEN'S ISSUES
> April 24, 1998
>
> Iran's parliament, the Islamic Consultative Assembly, on Wednesday gave
> initial approval to a law requiring hospitals to fully segregate all health
> services offered to men and women. This move at widening the system of
> gender apartheid puts women's health in severe jeopardy because there are
> not enough women doctors across the country to attend to women's needs. The
> regime must be stopped from putting in danger the health of 30 million women
> by taking away their access to health care.

Nop! your document is not perfect! go back and read that law again.
This law says: in hospitals, women must be served with female doctors
and nurses - IF POSSIBLE.
So, don't worry for the health of 30,000,000 women in Iran!!

> Recently, the parliament also passed a law that prohibits the press from
> using pictures of women, even when fully veiled, on the publication's front
> page.

It seems that you explain half of news always ...
If you like, I can write you the passed law that you refer.

> Action Requested:
> Please write to the Iranian authorities expressing your support for the
> women of Iran, and urging them to rescind these laws which will reinforce
> gender apartheid in Iran.

Write and write and write ... would you please tell me what is
the result of these actions?

--Ali

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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:14:00 -0600
From: Arash Alavi <arash__@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Pro-Montazeri strikers arrested

Iran Nabs Backers of Dissident Cleric after Strike

Reuters
28-APR-98

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian police have arrested
shopkeepers and teachers who held a strike backing
dissident cleric Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, a
newspaper said Tuesday.

The daily Jameah said authorities in Montazeri's hometown
Najafabad, near the central city of Isfahan, also ordered
about 40 shops shut for showing support for the strike this
week.

The strike, which shut Najafabad's bazaar, was the third in
recent weeks to protest against the authorities for holding
the senior dissident cleric under house arrest. He had
questioned the authority of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei in a speech in November.

Police also arrested several clerics and a woman who
headed an Islamic school for girls, in addition to an
unspecified number of traders and teachers, the newspaper
said.

Montazeri's speech, a rare public challenge to Khamenei's
paramount power, prompted violent demonstrations last
year by hard-liners in which the dissident's home and offices
in the holy city of Qom were attacked.

Montazeri, 75, has been Iran's most prominent dissident
since the country's late spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini dismissed him as his designated successor shortly
before his death in 1989. Montazeri had criticized
government policies including the treatment of political
prisoners.

Copyright 1998 Reuters Limited.All rights reserved.



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