Women’s Rights Activist, Rahil Ashnagar, Arrested

MONDAY, 06 JUNE 2011

HRANA News Agency – Rahil Ashnagar, blogger and women’s rights activist, was arrested by security agents in Bandar-e Anzali, [Gilan Province], on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

According to a report by the website of Fair Family Law, security agents raided Rahil Ashnagar’s house and confiscated her personal belongings. She has been allowed to contact her family twice since she was detained. Rahil Ashnagar has been charged with acting against national security.

Rahil Ashnagar was first transferred to Anzali Prison and then taken to Lakan Prison in Rasht where she is currently locked up with the general prison population.



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