NCRI – The mullahs’ agents abducted and brutally murdered president of the Iraqi Women Syndicate (IWS), Ms. Amereh Abdul-Karim Al-Aqabi in Iraq.
Ms. Al-Aqabi was one of the fierce opponents of the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq. She was also one of the co-sponsors of the historic statement by 5.2 million Iraqis in June 2006 which called for eviction of the mullahs’ regime from her country.
Ms. Al-Aqabi was involved in extensive activities to improve the role of Iraqi women in the society. As the president of IWS, she led a major resistance against fundamentalism and increasing restrictions imposed on Iraqi women.
In a letter to the speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly and Vice-President, she wrote, “I, as a patriotic Iraqi woman, in solidarity with female members of the Mojahedin in Ashraf City, home to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), call for reaffirmation of the political refugee status of 1000 Mojahedin women who are against the mullahs’ regime in Iran.”
The Iranian Resistance expresses its condolences to Al-Aqabi family and calls for condemnation of the gruesome murder by international human rights organizations as well as women rights organizations. It reiterates on the need for a firm stance in regards with export of terrorism by the regime to Iraq.
Last June 5.2 million Iraqis in their statement called for the eviction of the regime from Iraq and reminded the mullahs’ crimes such as “mass murders, assassination of national figures, abductions and ever more growing waves of arbitrary arrests in Iraq.” It went on to add that the Iranian regime has targeted “security, life, and democracy” in Iraq and had pushed the country to the brink of virtual collapse.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 18, 2007