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.

An Iranian Kurdish woman and her daughter from Sardasht were taken to prison on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, to serve their sentences.

Mrs. Soheila Zobeiri, 46, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, and her daughter, Safa Hassanpour, 18, to six months, on the charge of “disrupting public order by participating in protest gatherings.”

They were arrested and judged during a protest demonstration in May 2015 against the suspicious death in Mahabad of a young Kurdish woman, Farinaz Khosravani.

Farinaz Khosravani, 26, worked in Tara Hotel of Mahabad but threw herself off the fourth floor’s window on May 4, 2015, and died to defend herself against rape by an Intelligence Ministry agent. Her death was ensued by massive protests in Mahabad and other Kurdish cities.

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