NCRI – The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran calls on all international bodies and human rights organizations, especially the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary executions and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, as well as the bodies defending women’s rights to take urgent action to have the death sentence of Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, revoked.
Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, a decorator, has been in prison since seven years ago when she used a cold weapon to defend herself against an agent of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security.
Rayhaneh was forced to defend herself against the MOIS agent who intended to assault her in a deceptive scheme. The scuffle led to the death of the MOIS agent.
The henchmen of the clerical regime have placed Rayhaneh under savage tortures to extract forced confession from her.
Ms. Sarvenaz Chitsaz, Chair of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance, stated that the Iranian young women and girls who suffer of an institutionalized discrimination and a twofold oppression are no where safe from the evil of the heinous mullahs and their MOIS agents. The death sentence is handed down for this young woman to intensify the atmosphere of terror in the society and in particular to frighten the girls and women who are intent not to succumb to the heinous acts and the oppression by this anti-human and misogynic regime.
Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 29, 2014