and condemnation of the systematic oppression of Iranian women and discrimination against them
The UN Security Council should include the punishment of the mullahs’ repressive regime on its agenda
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran offers its condolences for the loss of Armita Geravand, which tragically echoes the death of Zhina Amini at the hands of state agents. The NCRI Women’s Committee holds Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, Gholam Hossein Ejei, and their mayor in Tehran directly responsible for this murder, a heinous crime that has outraged all the people of Iran, especially women.
The NCRI Women’s Committee urges the UN fact-finding mission to investigate this crime.
After the Jina Amini case, the oppressive clerical regime attempted to conceal the truth by obscuring facts, disseminating false and misleading information, and pressuring the innocent girl’s family and associates.
Since last night, and prior to the announcement of the death of Armita, the repressive State Security Force has cordoned off Fajr Hospital, where she was hospitalized, in an effort to deter any potential protests.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect said in this regard, “Once again, the religious fascism ruling Iran has taken an innocent girl from us under the bogus excuse of improper veiling.
“The repressive forces aim to prevent people’s uprising and protest by besieging the hospital and employing oppressive measures. Yet, they are unaware that the people, especially the youth of Iran, as well as my fellow Iranian girls and women, remain determined to overthrow the mullahs’ regime and replace it with democracy and people’s sovereignty.”
Mrs. Rajavi commented on the ruling mullahs’ demagoguery under the name of Islam, and reiterated, “The inhumane and misogynistic policies and practices of the mullahs’ regime against women have nothing to do with Islam and the Quran and are only a means to continue the disgraceful rule of the Velayat-e Faqih regime. No to compulsory religion, no to compulsory government, and no to compulsory hijab.”
The NCRI Women’s Committee calls on the US Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, along with all women’s rights advocates, to denounce the systematic, brutal suppression of Iranian women and girls, as well as the discrimination they face. Furthermore, it urges the UN Security Council to include the punishment of the clerical regime on its agenda.
National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) – Women’s Committee
October 28, 2023