Dubai: A rights group is demanding Iran release 33 mothers detained during their weekly memorial vigils for their children killed in the nation's ongoing violence.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says that nine of the jailed woman received emergency medical treatment after they were rounded up by security forces on Saturday in a Tehran park where they hold their demonstrations.
The group's statement, issued late Sunday, says the women suffered from "various illnesses." Iranian authorities have not commented on the reported detentions.
The women are part of a "mourning mothers" gathering held by women whose children have been killed in unrest since disputed elections in June.
First Published: Monday, January 11, 2010, 16:09