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.

A 27-year-old woman committed suicide and lost her life in the city of Ahar (East Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran). It is not clear why she committed suicide.

Tahereh Riyahi, a journalist who worked for the state-run Borna news agency, has been held in Evin Prison in an undecided state since December.

Mrs. Kobra Ramezan Alizadeh passed away at the age of 82 on March 27, 2017, in Shahsavar (northern Iran). She was the mother of slain PMOI members, Hossein, Ardalan and Arsalan Karimian.

Only two days left to the start of the International Pars Marathons, Iranian officials announced that the race's routes have been changed because they could not control the veiling of non-Iranian female participants.

According to official sources in Iran, there are some 226 female prisoners jailed for undeliberate crimes. 90 per cent of them have no previous criminal record.

With the completion of her first prison sentence of six years on March 15, 2017, Nargess Mohammadi's second prison sentence began being implemented on the same day.

Civil rights activist Massoumeh Zia who is presently imprisoned in Evin Prison, has been deprived of having telephone contacts with her family.

Political prisoner Noushindokht Mir-Abdolbaghi, 64, is presently detained in Evin Prison's Women's Ward, serving her 34-year sentence.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been deprived of contacting her family and husband in U.K., for two weeks in the Nowrouz holiday for the Persian New Year.

Tehran's Quds Judiciary Complex sentenced the Daemi sisters (Atena, Ensieh and Hanieh) to prison sentences of three months and one day.