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.

Farangis Mazloumi

Farangis Mazloumi, mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, sent out an audio message on October 3, 2018, seeking assistance from all international human rights organizations to save her son’s life.

In her message, Farangis Mazloumi explains about her son’s imprisonment and the new verdicts issued for him.

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nasrin Sotoudeh has filed a complaint with the SSF Court for Judges against Mohammad Moghisseh, the judge presiding her case.

Her lawyer, Payam Derafshan, spoke to the official IRNA news agency on his client’s complaint. Nasrin Sotoudeh has accused Mohammad Moghisseh of issuing verdicts outside the jurisdiction of the indictment, breaching impartiality in the due process, and ordering illegal arrests, in addition to a number of other breaches. (The official IRNA news agency – September 30, 2018)

women heads of household

An NGO complex where women heads of household were learning job skills was closed down due to lack of funds for payment of water bills.

Ali Akbar Esmail-poor, director of the Ava-ye Mandegar Complex, located in the impoverished Tehran district of Darvazeh Ghaar, said 40 women heads of household and other vulnerable women were working in the workshops of this civil association. Their pre-school children were also going to the kindergartens in the same complex.

women actively participated

Iranian women actively participated in the recent protests of various sectors of society in the cities of Tehran, Karaj, Rasht and Bam. The employees of Khomeini Hospital in Karaj stopped working from September 29 to October 3, 2018, for five consecutive days, in protest to the nonpayment of 11 months of their salaries. Women actively participated in this protest. They chanted, "Karaj does not need a shopping mall, it needs a medical center."

women from entering

Female police and mounted police officers were deployed to prevent women from entering the Azadi Stadium in Tehran to watch the game on Thursday, September 27, 2018, between Persepolis and Esteghlal teams.

The state-run ROKNA news agency wrote, “The women police are present at the Azadi Stadium gates to identify female fans dressed in boys’ outfits to intervene and deal with the issue if anyone was suspected.” (The state-run ROKNA news agency – September 27, 2018)

Girls with autism

Girls with autism in Iran have no schools, declared an official of the Iranian Autism Association.

In an interview with the state’s IRNA news agency on September 23, 2018, Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Meari, Director of Education, Research and Rehabilitation of the Autism Association, said that although the Special Education Organization in Tehran had promised that the first Autism School for Girls will begin its work this year, but girls with autism continue to be deprived of schools in Iran.

Zeinab Sekaanvand

Zeinab Sekaanvand was hanged a few hours ago in the Central Prison of Urmia, as tweeted by her brother. He said her body has been handed over to their family.

Zeinab Sekaanvand is the 84th woman to be executed under Rouhani. She was only 24 at the time of execution.

Zeinab Sekaanvand

Amnesty International has issued a statement on October 1, 2018, warning that only hours are left to the execution of Iranian prisoner, Zeinab Sekaanvand, in the notorious Central Prison of Urmia.

Sotoudeh Fazeli

Political prisoner Sotoudeh Fazeli is being detained in Evin prison despite old age, and the prison authorities have rejected her conditional release.

arrests of women

Arrests of women continue in Iran. Afsaneh Khorsandi and Maryam Azad were arrested on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Mahabad of Iranian Kurdistan, and in Tehran.