NCRI Women’s Committee urges censure of the arrests of Iranian women for shunning the veil and calls for urgent action for their unconditional release

Thursday, February 1, 2018, the IRGC-backed FARS news agency announced that the regime’s repressive forces had arrested 29 women in Tehran for not having the veil, and “turned them in to the Judiciary.” The arrests were claimed to be “in line with social security” and the regime’s Judiciary has reportedly set heavy bails for the freedom of the apprehended women.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the arrests of the women and girls of Iran under the pretext of mal-veiling. The NCRI Women’s Committee further urges international organizations and authorities defending human rights and women’s rights to censure this inhuman measure by the mullahs’ misogynist regime and take urgent action for the immediate and unconditional release of these women.

Visiting the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on January 24, 2018, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, called on the European Union, the Council of Europe, and their member states to adopt effective measures and binding decisions to compel Iran’s ruling religious fascism to end subjugation of women and abolish the compulsory veil. She said, “39 years of bloodshed and crimes, discrimination against and suppression of women, repression and censorship is enough. The International Community must end its silence and inaction in this regard.”

Women’s Committee

The National Council of Resistance of Iran

February 2, 2018