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.

Mina Rad

Mina Rad has disappeared after she reported in to the Department of Intelligence which had summoned her. No one has any information about her whereabouts.

Mina Rad is a young poet from Doroud, in Lorestan Province, western Iran. She had been previously summoned three times and interrogated by the Intelligence Department. She was constantly called by intelligence agents and threatened on the phone.

Finally, on Saturday, October 6, 2018, she was summoned to the Department of Intelligence in the city of Doroud. She reported in and never returned home.

Mina Rad was among those arrested during the uprisings in Doroud, one of the hotbeds of protests in January 2018. She was interrogated and subsequently released, however, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence continuously called her on the phone and made threats.

Mina Rad was summoned to the Department of Intelligence on July 14, 2018, where she was questioned, intimidated and insulted by the interrogators, but she was released on the same day. The last time Mina Rad was summoned was on October 6, 2018, when she did not return.

The Iranian regime has recently stepped up its campaign of arresting human rights activists and issuing heavy verdicts for those arrested in the December-January protests.

Just in the past two months, Hoda Amid, lawyer, Najmeh Vahedi and Rezvaneh Mohammadi, women’s rights activists; the regime has arrested Zahra Modarreszadeh, civil rights activist; Hajar Saeedi, Sorayya Khedri, Afsaneh Khorsandi, Negisa Shahbazi, and Sahar Kazemi, Kurd activists; Sousan Mehrani, 55, Mohaddeseh Mehrani, 50, and Elnaz, 28, relatives of the victims of the 1988 massacre.

They have also issued sentences from 9 months and 74 lashes to 7 years for student activists Parisa Rafii, Roya Saghiri, Soha Mortezaii, and Maryam (Massoumeh) Mohammadi; retired teacher Aliyeh Eghdam-Doost; Mahin Taj Ahmadpour, a street vendor; and Neda Yousefi.

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