Iran: Two Prominent Female Political Prisoners, Stage Hunger Strike

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Two female political prisoners, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, started an indefinite hunger strike on Saturday, February 3, to protest their “illegal transfer” to Qarchak prison.

The two political prisoners issued a letter announcing that they have given ten days to judicial authorities to return them to Evin prison.

Workers Angry at Iran Regime's Governor for Spreading Lies

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Remarks by the governor of Rezvanshahr (Northern Iran) about the suicide of a woman and her two children in the city provoked an outrage among the workers of the Chuka Paper Manufacturing Company of Talesh County.

The governor in an interview with state-run Tasnim news agency affiliated to terrorist Quds force claimed that the suicided woman was insane and crazy. This is while the woman who committed suicide along with her two children was the wife of a worker at Talesh’s Chuka Paper Manufacturing Company who had not received his salaries for many months and were living in absolute poverty.

Iran Regime Summons a 10-Year-Old Gymnast Girl to the Disciplinary Committee

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NCRI - A 10-year-old girl has been summoned to disciplinary committee because of her photos of being published in gymnastics costumes!
She has allegedly participated in a gymnastic match in Malaysia with a ‘non-Islamic’ costume, during a family trip to Armenia.

Iran regime’s Tasnime news agency, reported on Monday December 25: recently the images of an Iranian gymnast girl have been published, showing her participating in competitions hosted by Kuala Lumpur city in Malaysia, in which hijab cover and appropriate Costume are not seen by this young girl and her costume is just like the ones non Moslems wear during the matches.

Iran Regime's Violence Against Women

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Secretary-General of the United Nations urged for global action to combat violence against women and girls in advance of the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

António Guterres said: “Violence against women is fundamentally about power. It will only end when gender equality and the full empowerment of women will be a reality.”

He continued: “There is an increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfilment of human rights, and a direct challenge to women’s inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace.”

Regime Change in Iran Will Bring Gender Equality

NCRI Staff

NCRI - On November 25, it is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, but violence against women and other forms of misogyny is still systemic in many places.

There is no country in the world where we have achieved total gender equality. In many countries, women are treated as second-class citizens, unable to work, vote, marry, dress, or live freely.

Female Political Prisoner Appealing Justice for the Victims of 1988 Massacre

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Appeal by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared for justice for her family massacred in the 1980s by Iranian regime finally succeeded as the United Nations’ Working Group on Forced Disappearances accepted (to address) her complaint. This is a major development in the pursuit of the perpetrators of the massacre of political prisoners in the 1980s in Iran in order to bring them to justice.

Atena Daemi, a civil and women’s rights activist incarcerated in Evin prison, in response to the success of Maryam Akbari Monfared has written a letter of congratulations and described it as a worthwhile success and has expressed hope that her steps would be followed by other victims of human rights abuses in Iran.

Boris Johnson to Visit UK Aid Worker Unjustly Imprisoned in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Boris Johnson, the UK’s Foreign Secretary, has finally condemned the false imprisonment of British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by the Iranian Regime and has offered to visit her in the notorious Evin Prison where she is being held.

Johnson has been widely criticised for his failure to speak out against her imprisonment since her initial arrest by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in 2016, whilst taking her baby daughter, Gabriella, to visit relatives for Iranian New Year.

Prison Sentence for Mother of a Martyr in 2009 Uprising in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The mother of Mostafa Karim Beigi, a martyr of the 2009 uprising in Iran, was sentenced by Iranian regime’s judiciary to “one year in prison and ban on any membership in social media and political groups.”

According to reports, Shahnaz Akmali is also banned from leaving the country. She is charged with “propaganda against the system.” She was tried in court on October 15 and the verdict was issued by the so-called judge Ahmadzadeh, head of Branch 26 of the regime’s revolutionary court in Tehran.

Iran: Two Girls Arrested for Motorcycling

NCRI Staff

NCRI - According to IRNA News, the commander of the law enforcement of Dezful (southwest of Iran) stated, "Two girls whose pictures were released in the social media while motorcycling have been identified and arrested." According to the regime's officials, motorcycling is forbidden for women.

Colonel Ali Elhami added, "These two girls are originally from Dezful and they have been summoned for guidance and admonition.


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