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    Women Banned from Biking in Public, Activist Jailed

    Formerly a Member of Parliament and a women’s activist known for a successful campaign she ran to allow women to bike in public in Iran, which was harshly criticized by hardliners, Hashemi is currently serving a six-month sentence for “propaganda against the regime.”

    Article & political cartoon Cartoon 39: The Cyclist in the Cell : International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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    It would be very difficult to live in some parts of the world. Much respect to those women that push the boundaries and try to make it okay for women to do these kinds of things in those areas.

    I remember a few years ago at the Beijing Olympics watching a female sprinter from one of the middle-eastern countries. She wasn't competitive & she had to fully cover herself, but I won't soon forget that. The amount of courage that it must have taken to choose that path. So impressive IMO.

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    Thank you for posting this article
    .At the very least it raises awareness of the struggles still taking place around the world: something that seems so simple like wanting to ride a bike will lead to arrest.
    F*ck Cancer

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