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.

Statements

NCRI Women’s Committee calls on world community to condemn suppression of women, sever diplomatic ties and impose sanctions on Mullahs’ regime

NCRI -June 23, 2009 - The scenes of the martyrdom of Neda Salehi Agha Soltani, a young woman who was gunned down on June 20th by agents of the regime, have gripped the world.

NCRI - May 1, 2009 - Delara Darabi, 23, was hanged this morning, May 1, despite widespread international opposition. This has shocked all freedom loving and democratic forces around the world.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, described the execution of the young woman, who at the time of the crime attributed to her was only 17 as a sign of savagery, barbarism and misogyny of the medieval regime ruling Iran. She urged the international community to condemn this unprecedented and hideous crime.

NCRI - February 27, 2009 - The misogynist mullahs’ regime has increased its suppression of women in a bid to prevent the rise of protest acts by Iranian women.

In the city of Sanandaj, the regime’s agents flogged two female labour activists, identified as Sousan Zazani and Shiva Kheirabadi. They were arrested on allegations of participating in Labour Day demonstrations.

NCRI - December 7, 2007 - The mullahs' regime has created a new suppressive force called the "Special Police Station Women." The news was announced by Fariba Shygan, a women commander and the head of Kosar Higher Education Institute, belonging to the State Security Forces (SSF), the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

NCRI - November 29, 2007 - Ali Reza Jamshidi, mullahs' judiciary spokesman announced that Ms. Zahra Kazemi [the slain Iranian-Canadian photojournalist] murder case will soon be reopened by the regime's Supreme Court, the official news agency IRNA reported this afternoon. "The case has been brought to the attention of a branch of Supreme Court.

NCRI - On July 23, head of the State Security Forces (SSF) in greater Tehran, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan announced the "new phase of public security."

"This plan [referring to public security] will be in effect as long as the "mal-veiling" has not come under control," said Radan.

NCRI - June 12, 2006 - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi calls on Iranian women and youths to support the women in Tehran in their struggle against the mullahs' regime

At 5 p.m. this afternoon, thousands of women gathered in 7 Tir (Rezaiiha) Square to protest against the misogynistic polices of the mullahs' regime in Iran. They were brutally attacked by suppressive forces.

Maryam Rajavi calls for urgent action by international bodies to secure release of detained demonstrators

NCRI - June 12, 2005 - Hundreds of brave women held an anti-government protest outside Tehran University today, protesting against the ruling mullahs' repressive and misogynous policies and calling for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election.

Statement by Women’s Committee of National Council of Resistance

In his recently published memoirs, Mr. Hossein-Ali Montazeri, the former heir apparent of Khomeini, refers to mass execution and systematic torture of women political prisoners in Iran, that has led to numerous women being killed or maimed under torture or losing their mental balance.