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.

On Wednesday, June 14, intelligence agents of the clerical regime arrested lawyer and human rights activist, Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, at her house in Tehran and transferred her to Evin Prison.

She was previously arrested for taking over the cases of political prisoners and spent three years in captivity at Evin prison from 2010 to 2013 on charges of "acting against national security." She was denied the right to practice law for three years. She was later arrested again for protesting acid attacks on young women.

The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, while expressing its disgust at this repressive action of the clerical regime, calls on the international human rights organizations to condemn the arbitrary arrests by the clerical regime and calls for urgent action for unconditional release of Ms. Sotoudeh.


Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

June 16, 2018

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