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.

The Iranian Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for a woman from Shiraz.

The woman charged with murder of her husband, told her interrogators, "We had disagreements with my husband since a long time ago. I attempted several times to get a divorce, but he would not agree.”

Due to the difficult conditions of the family, the woman had been forced to get married at the age of 17 with a much older man.

After her last defense, the judges condemned her to death. The Supreme Court upheld the sentence on September 20, 2017. (The state-run Jam News website – September 20, 2017)

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