June 20 marks the beginning of the Iranian people's resistance for freedom and democracy in 1981. Iran’s women pioneer their people's movement against the mullahs' religious dictatorship.
Following is the translated text of the letter by political prisoner Atena Daemi who ended her hunger strike on May 31, 2017, after the court exonerated her sisters from imprisonment.
Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world to pay tribute to mothers and the influence of mothers in society.
Mother incarnates the essence of love, compassion and altruism and is never affected by any job, social position or status. Such love and compassion, however, take on a much greater dimension when these women get involved in social and political issues against tyrannical regimes.
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has sent out a letter from prison expressing her view on the sham presidential elections in Iran. Ms. Akbari has been in prison since December 2009 with a 15-year sentence to serve in prison.
She wrote in her letter:
Discrimination against women at workplace is a universal phenomenon not limited to a few countries. Even in developed countries, women receive 70 per cent of a man's salary for equal work. In developing countries, women receive less than half of men's salary.
Women Side (a French monthly magazine), April 12, 2017
The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, is known for her opposition to the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran and for her positions in favor of democracy, separation of religion and state, and equality of women and men. It was necessary to meet her.
Iranian women's struggles date back to 150 years ago. They have paved a long and tortuous path in the struggle against several dictatorial regimes who denied women's rights.
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee who is imprisoned for writing an unpublished story against the inhuman punishment of stoning, sent an open letter from Evin Prison where she is detained. In this letter, she enumerates the instances of breaches of law and breaking of promises by the Prosecutor and Judicial authorities of the clerical regime.
Thursday, January 19, 2017, the iconic 17-storey Plasco building crashed down in a few seconds in the heart of Tehran after a blaze which could not be extinguished by the city's primitive firefighting equipment.
By Ahang Ram, Lawyer
Each time I read the reports of the 1988 massacre and follow them up in social networks I find out more about their horrendous and widespread aspects and the crimes committed that summer against political prisoners.