NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

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.

Despite completion of preliminary investigations and interrogations of student activist Parisa Rafii in Evin Prison, she has not been released because of what her interrogator describes as “lack of coopration.”

Paris Rafii, a student of photography at Tehran University’s School of Fine Arts, was arrested as she was leaving school on February 25, 2018, and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

One of Ms. Rafii’s friends said, “The interrogator contacted Parisa’s father and said if she does not cooperate, she will not be released. In another contact, he warned her father that by giving interviews they only delay their daughter’s freedom.”

Although the court has accepted a lawyer for Parisa Rafii, but he has not been permitted to see her case or visit her in prison. The lawyer said, “We know that she has been under interrogation, and that she has been informed of her charges, but we do not know exactly what her charges are, because we have not visited her. In her brief telephone contacts, she could only say that she is fine.”

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