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.

Imprisoned Yaresan women have started a hunger strike

Imprisoned Yaresan women have started a hunger strike in Qarchak Prison of Varamin on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in the wake of their being attacked and beaten up on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Zeinab Jalalian is being subjected to torture – Amnesty International

Zeinab Jalalian is being subjected to torture by blocking her access to medical care, said Amnesty International in a call for urgent action on June 15, 2018.

Nasrin Sotoudeh arrested for defending protesters to mandatory veil

Nasrin Sotoudeh arrested for defending protesters to mandatory veil. In a short telephone call on June 16, 2018, from Evin Prison, this prominent human rights lawyer said she had been arrested in connection to the dossier of Shaparak Shajarizadeh and detained in the general ward of Evin Prison.

Elimination of images of women led to widespread outrage in Iran

Elimination of images of women, and especially Iranian women not covering their hair, from the state media reports and publicities on the participation of the Iranian national football team in the World Cup in Russia made headlines in Iran.

Yaresan women brutally beaten up in Qarchak Prison

Yaresan women imprisoned in Qarchak Prison of Varamin were badly beaten up and brutalized on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, by special prison guards using batons and shockers.

Amnesty International calls for immediate release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Amnesty International calls for immediate release of Nasrin Sotoudeh. In its statement issued on June 13, 2018, Amnesty International called for the immediate and unconditional release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, prominent human rights lawyer.

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Nassrin Sotoudeh, lawyer of human rights defendants, was rearrested. Ms. Sotoudeh was arrested at home in Tehran on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, and transferred to the Prosecutor's court of Evin. There is no information available on the reason for detention of Nassrin Sotoudeh.

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Indian chess master will not go to Iran in protest to the compulsory veil law. Indian chess master, Soumya Swaminathan, will not go to Iran to participate in the Asian tournaments in protest to the compulsory veil. Ms. Soumya Swaminathan, woman grandmaster and member of the national team of India, announced on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, that she would not participate in the Asian Team Chess Championship in Hamedan, Iran.

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Kurdish women were banned from wearing traditional dress in public. This was announced by the Security Council of Oshnavieh, West Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran, following a traditional feast in Kurdistan called the Cherry Feast.

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Two women were arrested in Mashhad for tattoo training. The Public Security Police of Khorasan announced this news, adding that the managers of tattoo centers in Mashhad, the second largest city of Iran, had been identified by monitoring of the social media.