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.

Fereshteh Hosseini, member of Iran's Canoe Polo national team, who had traveled to Germany, has formally sought refuge in that country.

Atena Daemi's steadfast hunger strike in defense of human rights has attracted strong support among Amnesty International’s activists. Something that showed on @AmnestyIran in twitter:

In the fortieth day of her hunger strike in Evin Prison, Atena Daemi announced that she will not participate in the elections. She wrote in a letter from prison:

Young artist and former prisoner of conscience, Atena Farghadani, sketched a new cartoon mocking the sham election in Iran.

Human rights activist Golrokh Iraee sent an open letter from Evin Prison and wrote about the reasons she will not participate in the upcoming presidential election in Iran. In part of her letter, she wrote:

Shahin Mahinfar, a human rights activist, denounced the Iranian regime's upcoming elections and declared that she "will not vote for the murderers of (her) children."

Forced confessions made under torture by political activist Safi Sadeghi while under interrogation in the detention centers of the Intelligence Department of Orumiyeh and the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) counter-intelligence were used against her in her conviction.

Evin Prison's infirmary refused to send Atena Daemi on the night of May 15, 2017, for treatment to hospital despite the fact that she is vomiting blood due to hunger strike.

Judiciary officials continue to detain civil rights activist Massoumeh Zia despite having received 200 million toumans from her family in March as bail to release her.

Mahnaz Jan Nessar and Maral Rasti have been transferred to the Central Prison of Bandar Abbas on May 15, 2017.

The two Baha’i women had been arrested and were under interrogation over the past few days.