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.

A 5-year-old girl in Mashhad suffered brain death due to harsh beating by her stepfather.

"Multiple scars of injury were evident on the girl's abdomen, head, and face upon admission to hospital," said Dr. Majid Taghizadeh.

"After clinical examinations, it became clear that in addition to broken legs and hip, she had also suffered brain damages," the doctor added.

The little girl had been taken to hospital three hours after the incident as she was virtually unconscious. After initial measures, she was taken to the intensive care unit.

Dr. Taghizadeh said, "After a quarrel with the child's mother, the stepfather banged the girl on the floor several times which led to serious physical injuries and brain death. The child does not show any vital signs." (The state-run IRNA news agency – May 3, 2017)

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