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As already reported and verified by the BBC, Iranian women's peaceful sit-in on June 12th 2006, was immediately broken up by the police in Tehran. Female police officers beat women's rights campaigners with clubs and used pepper gas sprays to disperse their peaceful assembly.
Please also note that Human Rights First has now launched a campaign for the release of Ali Akbar Mousavi Khoini who is still in detention since his 12th June arrest.
The June 12 sit-in had been widely advertised online and was a peaceful plea to the Iranian government to change its unequal gender laws, as follows:
The protest was initiated by a coalition of women's rights activists. Approximately 2000 people signed the petition on behalf of this peaceful protest.
The coalition of women's rights activists' has asked for national and international support for the peaceful and rightful demands and the release of all the arrested activists.