Urging UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to condemn the regime’s atrocities, visit Iran to learn about the mullahs’ misogynous regime violating women’s rudimentary rights, especially in prisons
Fearing the spread of uprisings and the leading role of women, the clerical regime has intensified its repressive measures.
Fearing the spread of popular uprisings and to terrorize and intimidate the public, the clerical regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi, has ordered stepped-up suppression of women in the framework of a 2005 medieval decree entitled ‘chastity and hijab’ by the so-called ‘Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution.’ The regime has, thus, intensified its measures against Iranian women terrified of their leading role in the uprisings by repressing the protesting women and girls by the Revolutionary Guard mercenaries and their patrols called ‘enjoining good and prohibiting vice’.
On June 26, the deputy prosecutor in Mashhad sent a letter to the governor of this city, demanding that unveiled women be prevented from getting on subway trains. He threatened that any delinquency in this regard will be prosecuted. On July 4, he issued a directive to “refuse services to people who do not wear the hijab (scarf) in offices and banks” and stressed that managers and heads of offices and banks must not provide services to people who appear in offices without “legal hijab”. Earlier in June, the “21-Tir Headquarters” in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi began the inhuman task of “improving the state of the hijab and chastity in the institutions”.
On July 3, the Qom Province branch of the IRGC announced it had sealed three cafes for “not respecting the hijab” and that “cleansing and monitoring of traditional coffee houses and damaged cafes have been carried out by nine teams consisting of local police, the Sarullah headquarters of Amr Be Ma’rouf and Nahi Mankar (i.e. enjoining good and prohibiting vice), and Day-19th Headquarters of Qom province”
On July 5, Saleh Rahimi, the Governor of Bushehr, ordered that unveiled women should not enter the Administrative Council of Bushehr.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (WNCRI) urgently demands the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women condemn the ruling misogynous theocracy’ atrocities against women and visit Iran to learn more about the violation of women’s rudimentary rights, especially in the regime’s prisons.
Reiterating the call by the NCRI President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, WNCRI urges all Iranians, especially the youth, to defend Iranian women and girls against the attacks by the repressive forces. Iranian women are fanning the flames of the uprisings against the mullahs’ medieval regime with the chant of “no compulsory religion, no compulsory hijab, and no compulsory government.”
National Council of Resistance of Iran – Women’s Committee (WNCRI)
July 7, 2022