Iranian Women Protest For Better Living Conditions
Today in Islamshah, located outside of Tehran, 3,000 Iranians gathered in a demonstration initiated by women to demand basic amenities including gas, water, and electricity. The protesters, who blocked a main road and burned tires, criticized the city's impoverished living conditions, vowed not to leave until the government heard their complaints. Last week, the conditions of Iranian women's human rights became a revived subject when two women's rights activists were released from jail after attending a Berlin seminar on democracy and subsequently being charged for threatening Iran's security.
Media Resources: Agence France Presse, Lexis Nexis 27 June, 2000