Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

The women arrested on March 8, 2018, in an IWD gathering in Tehran, have been informed of their charges. Most of those arrested are accused of “acting against national security.”

Some of the arrested women have contacted their families and told them that they are held in separate cells in deplorable conditions and their statuses have not been determined.

At least 14 of the arrested women have been transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin.

In their telephone contacts with their families, the women said they do not have access to water and hygienic material.

Mahshid Pour Assadi, graduate of philosophy from Tehran’s Allameh University; Marzieh Amiri, student of Social Sciences at Tehran University; and Atefeh Khosravi, a medic; are presently detained in the general ward of Qarchak Prison.

Marzieh Amiri, a student activist and a journalist, had been arrested during the uprising in January and detained three days under interrogation.  


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