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.

Forty women and men were arrested on February 17, 2018, by intelligence forces as they had gathered for a party in the city of Amol, in northern Iranian Mazandaran Province.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) denied hall rental to the family a woman who died with her two sons in the recent plane crash in Iran on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

A mother sends out an audio recording to plead for her imprisoned son’s life.

Nader Afshari, a civil activist, in imprisoned in Evin and is on hungr strike. He was arrested on February 1, 2018, along with a number of other civil activists at Tehran’s Daneshjoo Park and taken to the notorious Ward 209 of Evin Prison. He has been detained incommunicado and is on hunger strike.

The International Women’s Day conference in Paris on February 17, 2018, featuring dozens of the world’s prominent equality movement personalities made headlines in dozens of international and Arab media.

Teachers of Sanandaj, men and women who were expelled from their jobs on unfounded allegations in 1979-1981 staged a protest outside the Governorate of Kurdistan on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Students of Tehran’s University of Art and the University of Orumiyeh (NW Iran) staged protests against new policy to receive tuition from students. At the same time, plundered women and men held a protest in Rasht (N Iran).

Officials of a cemetery posted signs for removal of tomb stones bearing images of women.

The sign was seen in the Imamzadeh Hassan cemetery of Sabzevar on Thursday, February 15, 2018, which read, “Those having tomb stones on the graves of their loved ones bearing the images of women, must remove it as soon as possible. Otherwise, the tomb stone will be removed (by the cemetery’s management).”

Woman political prisoner Atena Daemi sent an audio message from the Quarantine ward of Qarchak Prison in Varamin and announced, “I ended my hunger strike today, February 15, 2018, to stay alive and remain as a thorn in the eyes of my enemies.”

Civil rights activist Kobra Khalandi was taken to Mahabad Prison, in Iranian Kurdistan, on February 12, to start serving her prison term.

Ms. Khalandi had been sentenced to 75 days of prison by the Court of Mahabad for participating in a demonstration on September 4, 2017, in protest to the arbitrary killing of two Kurdish porters directly shot by border security forces.

Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian’s father said he has not been able to visit his daughter for over two months.

Mr. Ali Jalalian expressed concern about health and eye conditions of Ms. Jalalian imprisoned since 2008. She is presently incarcerated in the Prison of Khoy, a city in Eastern Azerbaijan Province.