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.

Another one of the arrested women has been identified.

Civil activist Sepideh Farahan (Farahabadi) was arrested on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in Tehran’s Enghelab Square by security forces and transferred to an unknown location.

Thirty-six individuals including 8 women were arrested during a raid on a house in Birjand, capital of South Khorassan Province, eastern Iran.

The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Birjand, Hossein Moghaddas, said the arrested women had previous record of breaching the dress code and they were taken to jail.

Eleven protesters, including at least seven women, have been recently transferred to the prison of Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, after preliminary interrogations.

An uncertain number of detainees are held in other detention centers including those belonging to the Intelligence Department and the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), reports say. There is also no clear report on how these youths were arrested.

Fresh news from Iran indicates a young woman by the name of Neda Ahmadi has been arrested in Orumiyeh.

Neda Ahmadi, student of Economics at Tabriz University, was arrested on Saturday, December 30, 2017, in Orumiyeh, capital of West Azerbaijan Province, NW Iran.

Ms. Gohar Eshghi declared her solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising and expressed hope that Iran will soon be free and prosperous.

Ms. Eshghi is presently under house arrest. She had earlier intended to join the protesters and was about to leave her house while wearing a white shroud, but Intelligence Ministry agents prevented her from doing so and she has been detained in her own house since then.

A video clip has been recently circulating on the internet showing a young Iranian woman boldly standing without a Hijab by the side of a street and waving her shawl on a stick.

The news of suspicious death of a woman, formerly imprisoned in the same ward with Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, was disseminated on January 6, 2018.

The corpse of former prisoner, Zahra Azadseresht, was found at her home in Kermanshah on October 14, 2017. Ms. Azadseresht was under pressure of the Intelligence Department of Kermanshah for her relations and contacts with Zeinab Jalalian.

The news of the arrests of at least 21 women during nine days of nationwide protests in Iran has been published in the state media and press.

According Abdollah Pashaki, Chief of Police in Robat Karim district of Tehran, announced, “Three women who had significant role in the riots in the town of Parand have been arrested by the State Security Force.” (The state-run ROKNA news agency – January 5, 2018)

He had already announced the arrest of another three women in Parand.

Based on reports disseminated on the internet, at least four young women studying at Iranian universities have been arrested by security forces.

Negin Arameshi, a student of German language and interpretation at Tehran University’s School of Foreign Languages and Literature, was arrested on Tuesday evening, January 2, 2018.

The mothers and families of the youths arrested during recent protests in Iran, continued their sit-in outside Evin Prison for the sixth consecutive day and chanted, “God is great.”

The sit-in started on the second day of protests by families of arrested Gonabadi dervishes and expanded and continued with rising number of arrests.