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.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Fah’d Al Sabah, President of the Asia Olympic Council, demanded an explanation from the Iranian regime about reasons behind the detention of Ghoncheh Ghavami. Sheikh Ahmed al-Fah’d Al Sabah also emphasized he has demanded from the Iranian regime to clarify the status of Ghavami. These remarks made by the President of the Asia Olympic Council were made two days after Ms. Ghavami’s brother said she launched a “dry hunger strike”.

Orumieh Central Prison has a total of 4,095 inmates. 300 of these prisoners are women and 100 are on death row.

It is noteworthy that Orumieh Central Prison is the third largest prison in Iran.

NCRI – The Iranian regime’s parliament approved a bill on Sunday officially putting the members of the Basij paramilitary force in charge of enforcing dress code in Iran and harassing and repressing women and youth in public under the pretext of “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice”.

Mrs. Pakravan, mother of Reyhaneh Jabbari said, “On the last night they interrogated Reyhaneh before a camera. They wanted her to confess that Morteza Sarbandi had no intention to rape her. Reyhaneh did not beg nor did she plea before them.

The Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran reported on November 5, 2014 that Narges Mohammadi, deputy chair and spokeswoman of this entity, had been summoned to the second branch of interrogation in Tehran’s Evin Prison.

A female political prisoner who is in a critical condition has been denied medical treatment in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.
Ms. Sedigheh Moradi, 54, is suffering from cervical spondylosis (arthritis of the neck) which began several months ago and is causing her severe pain.

A 20-year-old woman was the latest victim to acid attacks on November 1, 2014 after criminals affiliated to the mullahs’ regime in Tehran targeted the new victim. She was seriously injured and was transferred to the Ivaz-zadeh Hospital and then to Fatemi Hospital. The regime however, has prevented any reports from being published.

The father of an acid attack victim, Soheila Jorkesh, revealed that agents of the State Security Forces had threatened him not to inform public media about the acid attack against his daughter.

Alam al-Hoda, the Friday prayer leader of Mashhad in a provincial event held for ‘Promoting Virtue’ said, “Some officials and apparatus are only satisfied with verbal warnings. This is a simple solution for non-important issues… the issue of the expansion of vice has spread to an extent that any action in this regard is always one too few.

Thursday, November 6 is Reyhaneh Jabbari’s birthday. Reyhaneh’s grave will be the location to gather at 2 pm. Mrs. Shole Pakravan, Reyhaneh’s mother has called on thousands of people who wish to participate in Reyhaneh’s birthday, to place a flower and light a candle wherever they wish and put the picture on her Facebook page. “This is the only birthday that can have millions of guests” she wrote.