NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

Iranian women and activist mothers who have lost their children under the mullahs' oppressive regime in Iran, spoke out against the executions in Iran on the World Day against the Death Penalty.

In a post on her Facebook, the anti-Death Penalty activist Sholeh Pakravan wrote, "No to executions, long live freedom. October 10 is a special day, the World Day against the Death Penalty. Because of the highest number of executions in our country, every day can be called a day to protest this naked violence. When we see bloodied (trace of noose around the) necks of those executed, we must protest and ask why? The world must also intervene. Combatting executions must have priority over any talk. It must be pre-condition to every deal. To combat the death penalty, we need national determination. The people of Iran must unite their voices and say: Executions are enough. No to executions. Long live freedom."

Ms. Shahin Mahinfar, mother of Amir-Arshad Tajmir who was killed by revolutionary guards in the 2009 uprising, also wrote, "Execution is a medieval sentence which is not appropriate for human beings. Our nation that has suffered loss many of her youths, cries out in one voice: No to executions; No to executions; No to executions."

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