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.

The Iranian regime was finally forced to release political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

72 days of hunger strike by Arash Sadeghi and worldwide public opinion support for his cause forced the regime into retreat.

Ms. Iraee was released on a 500-million-touman bail (approx. $120,000). She had a brief meeting with her husband, Arash Sadeghi, when he said he will break his hunger strike now that he has achieved his demand.

Mr. Sadeghi did not break his hunger strike eventhough he was in very critical conditions and on the verge of death.

Arash Sadeghi's condition attracted a lot of attention and support in Iran and worldwide, as well as in social networks.

The Campaign to #savearash made a world trend in the twitter.

On Monday, January 2, 2017, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Evin Prison demanding Mr. Sadeghi's release.

A number of prisoners and the anti-death-penalty activist Sholeh Pakravan went on hunger strike in solidarity with Arash Sadeghi.

Amnesty International also issued an urgent action on January 2, 2017, demanding Mr. Sadeghi's immediate release and urged the Iranian officials not to toy with the life of this political prisoner.

Ms. Golrokh Iraee had been arrested and imprisoned to serve six years for writing an unpublished book against the medieval punishment of stoning.

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