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.

According to published reports, Narges Mohammadi, journalist and human rights activist has been kept in limbo in Evin Prison. A week after her arrest she is waiting to be informed why she was detained. She is also deprived of any phone calls with her family and lawyer while detained in prison.

Atena Daemi, a civil rights and child rights activist who has been in Evin Prison since October 21, 2014 has now been condemned to 7 years prison. The charges raised against her are propaganda against the state, assembly and collusion with the intent to disrupt national security and insulting the “leader” and sanctities.

Ibrahim Re'isi, the Iranian regime’s Public Prosecutor, on the recent unrest in Mahabad said, “This incident has a suspect and a number of people must be arrested.”

Montazer al-Mehdi, the State Security Forces’ social deputy admitted to stationing so-called ‘Guidance’ patrol units at the entrance of a book exhibition.

Residents of the city of Sanandaj, capital of Iran’s Kurdistan Province, said their hometown has turned into a big military base. Plainclothes agents are overtly stationed in all streets, intersections and squares along with State Security Forces and anti-riot units, preventing every two person moving around together.

A group of family members of political prisoners and a number of human rights activists rallied outside Evin Prison on 10 May, demanding the release of human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. The protesters said they will gather each day from 10 am to 3 pm until Narges Mohammadi is released.

State-run Salamat News source referred to the dire conditions of women in the outskirts of cities.

“They say 11 million of Iran’s 80 million population are living in unofficial residences. Residences that cannot be named as homes, nor are considered urban areas. The municipality refuses to accept any responsibility in this regard, while assets in such areas are in the minimums at best.

Following the arrest of journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, other human rights activists inside Iran and abroad have raised their voices in protest.

On May 4, 2015 a 26-year old woman was forced to throw herself off a four-story hotel in the city of Mahabad, to escape an agent of the Iranian regime’s Intelligence MInistry who intended to rape her. Farinaz Khosravi died instantly. Farinaz, who had a Bachelor’s degree in computers, provided for her family’s expenses by working in this hotel.

My name was Farinaz Khosravani. I was 26 years old and I worked at a hotel. An agent of the Iranian regime's notorious intelligence ministry tried to rape me, left with no choice but to succumb or take my life, I jumped out of the hotel window which led to my death. My people of Mahabad‬ are now standing up for me. They are my voice.