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.

Opposition sources in Damascus reported that intelligence and security forces of Assad regime have launched an extensive campaign since Thursday, January 26, 2017, to arrest the residents. Most of those arrested are women and girl students. The reason for these arrests is not known.

Sistan-o Baluchistan, lying in southeastern Iran along the border with Pakistan, is one of the main provinces where a lot of child marriages take place.

A bail bond of 200 million toumans was issued for the new Christian convert, Laila Abdinejad detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

Six young women were arrested in a private party in Anzali, northern Iran, on Friday night, January 27, 2017.

Public Relations director for the Justice Department of Gilan announced that the individuals' cases have been filed with and they have been introduced to the Judiciary.

In brief telephone call with her family, Shahnaz Akmali informed them that she is detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She also said that a 100-million-touman bail has been issued for her.

Another woman, member of the board of directors of the Workers' Free Union, issued a statement to protest the attempted arrest of Jaafar Azimzadeh, one of the union's leaders. Nahid Khodajou vowed not to remain silent if Mr. Azimzadeh is arrested.

A network of models was destroyed and five businesses were sealed in East Azerbaijan province (western Iran). This was announced by Chief of Public Security Police in Tabriz.

Parvin Mohammadi, member of the Managerial Board of the Workers' Free Union, condemned the Prosecutor Office's attempt to arrest Jaafar Azimzadeh, calling it "a measure against Iran's working class".

Amnesty International issued a statement on January 25, 2017, rebuking the Iranian regime's re-arrest of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee.

The wife of a firefighter wore the firefighters garb and rushed to the site of the collapsed Plasco Building in Tehran to find the body of her husband.