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.

In the early hours of Wednesday, January 25, 2017, anti-death penalty and human rights activist, Shahnaz Akmali was arrested by plainclothes agents and taken to an unknown location.

Fawzia Kofi, member of Afghan Parliament, was elected as head of the Inter-parliamentary Union's Committee on Human Rights in Geneva on January 23, 2017.

The seven-year-old girl who has become internationally famous for her tweets from the city of Aleppo, wrote an open letter to US President Donald Trump underlining the need to help Syrian children.

The court examining the charges of two sisters of imprisoned civil activist Atena Daemi convened Monday, January 23, 2017.

Ensieh and Hanieh Daemi and Hossein Fatehi (the family's son-in-law) went to the Prosecutor's Office at Evin Prison.

Zeinab Karimian, former reporter of the state-run Mehr news agency, was arrested by the Intelligence Ministry. Her family are not aware of the reason for her arrest.

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital by a dump truck.

The incident took place on Monday, January 23, 2017in the city of Fenouj in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province.

Student activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards Corps on Sunday, January 22, while leaving home. She was transferred to the Department of Implementation of the Verdicts at Evin Prison.

On Saturday night, January 21, 2017, women imprisoned in the women's ward of political prisoners at Evin Prison held a ceremony to condole the firefighters and relatives of the victims of the blaze and collapse of the Plasco Building in Tehran.

Five-year prison sentence was finalized for Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe. This was announced by Mohseni Ejeii, spokesman of the Judiciary, in a news briefing on January 22, 2017.

Kurdish painter, Neshimal Sohrabi, was arrested on Saturday, January 21, 2017, by agents of the Department of Intelligence of Boukan.

A source close to Soharabi family said, "Forces of the Department of Intelligence of Boukan broke into the house of Neshimal's father without any legal or judicial warrant. They searched the house and arrested her."