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.

Raheleh Rahemipour was arrested at her residence in Tehran, Iran.

Ms. Rahemipour is a plaintiff for the 1960s executions in Iran. She has been demanding the regime to account for her missing brother, Hossein Rahemipour, a dentist, and niece, Golrou Rahemipour, was born in prison in 1984.

She was arrested Sunday night, September 10, 2017, by a woman and two men who identified themselves as intelligence ministry officers who thoroughly searched the house and subsequently took her away.

There has been no explanation on the sudden nightly arrest of this human rights activist.

Amnesty International has issued a statement demanding urgent release of Ms. Rahemipour.

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