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 order of 80 lashes was carried out in Iran on Tuesday afternoon, September 19, 2017, for Leila Bayat.  Leila Bayat had sought refuge in Norway but had been deported and sent back to Iran in March 2017.

She had been arrested in 2007 along with three of her friends in a private party and sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking alcoholic beverages.

Leila was separated from her 13-year-old son and returned to Iran on March 11, 2017. 

Since then, she renewed her efforts to stop the flogging sentence, to no avail. The inhuman sentence was eventually carried out on September 19 in Tehran.  

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