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.

Civil rights activist Shima Babaii was released on bail, on Saturday, August 19, 2017, after being informed of her charges at the Prosecutor’s Office.

She had been arrested and transferred to the detention center of the Prosecutor's Office when she reported in along with her father to Tehran’s Security Police.

Shima Babaii, a 21-year-old civil rights activist, has been arrested again.

She was taken into custody after she reported in to the office of Tehran’s Security Police. The news of the arrest was announced on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Neda Mokhtari was arrested on August 17, 2017, by agents of the Department of Intelligence in Mashhad. This Baha'i citizen was returning home when she was apprehended and taken to an unknown location.

Wednesday, August 17, 2017, Gohar Eshghi suffered a heart stroke and was transferred to hospital.

Mrs. Eshghi is the mother of Sattar Beheshti, a worker and a blogger who was arrested by FATA Police (policing internet users) at home on October 30, 2012. He died four days later on November 3, 2012, due to vicious tortures under interrogation.

Women whose property has been looted by Arman's Credit Institute, gathered in front of the Central Bank on Wednesday August 16, 2017. They vowed to continue their protests until they reach their demands.

A young woman and her husband who worked as disc jockeys were arrested in Mashhad.

According to the state-run ROKNA news agency, “With the investigating team fully monitoring the activities of the two convicts, it became clear that in addition to being DJs, they played live music and performed in mixed-sex wedding ceremonies and taught dancing.

A group of protestors in Iran who had been cheated by Mehr Housing Institute, held a protest rally in Tehran in front of the office of the Minister of Roads and Urban Development on Sunday, August 13, 2017. It was the second day such a protest was being held.  

Despite suffering from gall bladder stones and kidney infection, Evin political prisoner Atena Daemi has been denied receiving treatment and the Iranian judiciary has prevented her from referring to a city hospital.

Six-hundred newborn infants have been handed over to the National Welfare Organization of Iran. The organization’s social officer said children and babies are sold in some parts of the country.

Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued a three-year prison sentence for Aliyeh Motallebzadeh, a women's rights activist in Iran, on the charge of association and collusion to commit crimes against national security.

Motallebzadeh was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence on November 26, 2016, and transferred to Evin. She was held in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin Prison and interrogated for 25 days.