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 seven-year-old girl became victim of sexual violence and murder in Parsabad.

It had been reported on June 19, 2017, that Atena Aslani was missing.

Atena's father was a street peddler who sold clothes.

On the day of the incident, Atena left her father as he was talking to a customer, and never returned.

Atena's life-less body was found on Monday afternoon, July 10, 2017, in a parking lot inside a plastic barrel. She had been raped before being murdered.

The state media identified the suspect as Ismail, a local businessman selling paint.

The finding met with people’s outrage who took to the streets to express their abhorrence.

Atena was buried on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the presence of the people of Parsabad.

Parsabad is a city in Ardabil Province, in northwestern Iran.

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