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.

On the morning of Saturday, February 10, 2018, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee turned their wet hunger strike into dry, as they had already vowed. The two women political prisoners are presently held in the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin, outside Tehran.

They are in this way protesting their being brutalized and unlawfully transferred from the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison in breach of the principle of separation of different categories of prisoners.

Qarchak Prison was a disused chicken farm where hundreds of ordinary criminals are held in sub-standard conditions deprived of clean drinking water, minimum sanitation, etc.

Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee have refused to accept serum injections over the past few days. They have declared that if anything happens to them, the responsibility lies with the Evin’s Prosecutor Dowlatabadi and his assistant, Haj Moradi, who oversee prison conditions.

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