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.

Tahereh Riyahi, journalist, was transferred from the Intelligence Ministry Ward 209 of Evin to the Women's Ward.

A source close to the Riyahi family said, "In a telephone contact on January 25, 2017, Ms. Riyahi's family were informed that they should prepare a 300-million-touman bail bond ($92,520). Despite subsequent follow-ups by the Riyahi family to deposit the bail and secure her release, judiciary officials have extended her temporary detention sentence for another month."

Tahereh Riyahi, journalist and social editor of the state-run Borna News Agency, was arrested on December 27, 2016, at the news agency's office by agents of the Intelligence Ministry on the charge of "disseminating propaganda against the state."

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