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.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee's mother managed to visit her daughter after being arrested.

Ms. Iraee's mother explained the manner of her daughter's arrest on October 24, 2016.

She said, "A team from the IRGC Intelligence's Sarallah unit raided Golrokh's residence. They kicked and pounded on the door. After an hour, they broke the door with an iron rod and entered the house. Golrokh asked them who they were. They did not pay any attention and handcuffed and blindfolded her, saying that they were taking her to the Evin Prison. In response to Golrokh's request to take along her medications for asthma, they said, 'You would no longer need your medicines; you will stay there until you die!' "

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and human rights activist who was last arrested after security forces raided her residence on October 24. She is sentenced to six years in prison. She is on hunger strike since when she was arrested.

Her husband, Arash Sadeghi, sentenced to 19 years in jail, is presently on hunger strike in protest to Ms. Iraee's detention. Prison officials have not permitted Ms. Iraee to visit her husband.

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