Girls Of Englelab Street

Girls Of Englelab Street



Campaigners in Iran are calling for the release of a woman who disappeared after she protested by taking off her headscarf and making a speech.

Photographs of the woman, holding out her white headscarf on a stick as she spoke, went round the world.

They were taken in Enghelab Street in Tehran on December 27, just before the start of protests across the country attacking the regime and government corruption. She was not identified and a search has been under way. Yesterday social media users in Iran said that she was Vida Movahed, a 31-year-old with a 20-month-old daughter.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who has been herself jailed, said she had been told by reliable sources that the woman had been arrested