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  Women's groups in Iran 16 November 2004  
Why they fear government moves against them

When the human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, many in the West felt it signalled a new era for women’s rights in Iran. But with the recent arrest of a leading feminist journalist, Mahboubeh Abbas-Gholizadeh, that confidence has been shaken.

Jenni talks to Haleh Afshar, the Iranian-born Professor Of Politics at York University to find out why international women’s groups fear their activists are again being targeted by the Iranian government.

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