Maryam Rajavi to the Council of Europe: Compel the Iranian regime to stop repression of women and abolish the compulsory veil
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s state security forces’ attack on a woman in Tehran on Thursday, February 15, 2018, and arresting her for protesting against the compulsory veil.
The Iranian Resistance calls to save political prisoners, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, who are in dire situation due to 11 days of hunger strike. The NCRI calls on international human rights and women's rights advocates to take urgent action to save the lives of the two political prisoners. The two young women are exposed to verbal abuse and harassment by prison authorities in addition to the effects of hunger strike.
call for urgent action and unconditional release of detainees
Thursday, February 1, 2018, the IRGC-backed FARS news agency announced that the regime’s repressive forces had arrested 29 women in Tehran for not having the veil, and “turned them in to the Judiciary.” The arrests were claimed to be “in line with social security” and the regime’s Judiciary has reportedly set heavy bails for the freedom of the apprehended women.
The torturers of the anti-human regime of mullahs transferred ladies Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, two female political prisoners, to the Qarchak prison in Varamin on Wednesday, January 24, after beating them brutally.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the flogging sentence issued for a young Kurdish female student and calls on the Iranian women and youth to protest against such criminal verdicts.
The NCRI Women’s Committee urges international human rights and women’s rights organizations to undertake effective measures to stop such cruel and inhuman punishments.
While condemning the cowardly assassination of Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala, the two Syrian women who were killed in their home in Istanbul by knife attacks, the Women's Committee of the NCRI offers its condolences to the Syrian opposition, in particular Syrian brave women. Many news agencies attribute this assassination to Assad's dictatorship.
Following the adoption of UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action, which underlines priority of gender equality in education and calls on member states to ensure equal opportunities for women and men, the clerical regime's leaders and officials made comments, vividly demonstrating the medieval and misogynous nature of the regime.
Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader expressed his strong opposition to signing the document. He said, "These are not things that the Islamic Republic could shoulder or give in to." (The state-run media, May 7, 2017)