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.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran urges all international human rights and women's rights organizations

and agencies to take urgent action to save the life of Zeinab Sekanvand, a 22-year-old woman imprisoned in the Central Prison of Orumiyeh, who is in the danger of imminent execution.

 

Zeinab Sekanvand comes from a village near Makou (Western Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran). She was forced into marriage when she was 15 due to her family's poverty. After two years of painful life, she was arrested at age 17 on the charge of killing her husband.

 

After five years of imprisonment, she has been transferred to the Center for Implementation of the Sentences at the Central Prison of Orumiyeh since October 3, 2016, and is awaiting execution.

 

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

October 9, 2016

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