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.

Evin Prison's infirmary refused to send Atena Daemi on the night of May 15, 2017, for treatment to hospital despite the fact that she is vomiting blood due to hunger strike.

Atena has lost 14 kilograms since she started her hunger strike on April 8, 2017.

Earlier, 18 women detained in the Women's Ward of Evin had written a letter to Tehran’s Prosecutor General, asking him to see to the condition of political prisoner Atena Daemi.

In part of their letter, the prisoners wrote, "Despite Ms. Daemi’s health deteriorating due to hunger strike, unfortunately her family and lawyer’s follow ups have achieved no result and the continuation of her hunger strike concerns us very much.”

Signatories to this letter are Mahvash Shahriari, Fariba Kamalabadi, Maryam Naghash Zargaran, Elham Barmaki, Elham Farahani, Zahra Zehtabtchi, Nigara Afsharzadeh, Mehrnaz Haghighi, Golrokh Iraee, Nazanin Zaghari, Nassim Bagheri, Afarin Nisari, Maryam Akbari Monfared, Maryam Olangi, Massoumeh Zia, Leila Jafari, Azita Rafizadeh and Narges Mohammadi.

In an open letter when she started her hunger strike, Ms. Daemi wrote, "I will defend the rights of my sisters to the last bit of my existence. I will not allow the security organs to take advantage of our families as a tool for our psychological torture and for terrorizing our society, in addition to trampling the laws they have written themselves."

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