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.

Mohammad Yazdi, head of the Iranian regime’s Assembly of Experts has said police must confront the issue of improper veiling and added the struggle against “improper veiling” must start from government apparatuses. One cannot actually do anything about the problem of hijab by writing articles, books and other texts.

Negar Haeri, jurist and former political prisoner of Gharchak Varamin Prison, was summoned to Evin Prison’s prosecutor office and arrested after interrogation and threats by the agents. The henchmen transferred her to ward 209 belonging to the Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence branch.

Over 100 women in the city of Sardasht in western Iran rallied on 19 May outside the city’s governorate office. They were demanding answers from judicial and security officials of West Azerbaijan Province regarding the suspicious death of Farinaz Khosravani.

The Iranian regime is trying to eliminate women from society by implying that their presence and contact with men will result to a sin! The state-run ‘Youth Journalist Club has published a series of Q&A, quoting senior Ayatollahs.

State-run reactionary groups disrupted a concert in the southern Iranian city of Mahdasht under the pretext of being a “mixed” event. State-run ‘Parsine’ website covered a speech delivered by the city’s Friday prayer leader stressing, “These concerts have no limits. Soon, they won’t be satisfied with this either and they will be saying women must come to sing for us too.”

A state-run media outlet reported on 19 May, “Patrols confronting improper clothing and mal-veiling has been set-up in Tehran’s main streets. Based on reports, agents are seen stationed in major roads and taking action against women with improper clothing and hijab.”

The Iranian regime’s IRIB news network wired a report on May 17 revealing the tragic death a 13-year old girl who hanged herself.

The regime media outlet admits, “According to locals, the girl was found hanging from a noose. It has been said that the girl hanged herself. There are also rumors that she was playing a dangerous game after witnessing a public exceution.”

Human Rights activist, Narges Mohmmadi’s health has severely deteriorated since prison authorities have refused to provide her with the necessary medication.  

The father of Soheila Jorkesh, a victim of last October’s series of acid attacks, reported his daughter is to be sent to Spain to receive special medical care for her eye.

Azam Piri, wife of a political prisoner, has been waiting six months for her paycheck. She has been in charge of controlling the quality of products in a tea factory and is protesting the threats by her employer.