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.

Melika Kavandi and Zahra Shafii Dehaghani have gone on dry hunger strike since September 19, 2017.

The two women had been arrested 23 days before outside the Evin Prison when they were protesting the death sentence issued for the prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri.

They were subsequently taken to Shahr-e Ray Prison and detained there without being informed of their charges and determination of the status of their case.

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