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.

Intelligence forces and plainclothes agents attacked hundreds of people rallying in Tehran’s Vanak Square in support of Khuzistan protesters on Thursday, February 16, and arrested four women.

The demonstrators, consisting mostly of women, raised placards written: “Enough with silence”, “Khuzistan is not alone”, “Khuzistan has no water, Khuzistan has no clear air”, and “Help the dying Khuzistan.”

The people of Ahwaz in southwest Iran continued their rallies for the fifth consecutive day outside the regime’s governorate, protesting atrocious air pollution, and continuous water and electricity outages in various cities across Khuzistan Province.

Terrified of the spread and expansion of the protest rallies, the Iranian regime has dispatched anti-riot and the Revolutionary Guards’ para-military Bassij groups from neighboring Fars Province to Ahwaz, and significantly lowered the internet speed in Ahwaz to prevent the uploading of any video clips showing people’s demonstrations and protests.

Following water, electricity and communications services facing shortages and cut-offs in Ahwaz and 11 other cities of Khuzistan Province due to dust storms since January 28, numerous cities continued to witness major power outages on Thursday and Friday. Some areas also experienced major water service disruptions, parallel to internet and communications networks going down.

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