NCRI - On Wednesday August 12, Afsaneh Ghorbani, a 37-year-old Kurd woman in the city of Baneh in Kurdistan province became the victim of acid attack by state criminal organized gangs. Thus in the last month five Kurd women have been attacked by acid, 4 of which in the city of Bukan (West Azarbaijan Province).

Splashing acid on the face of defenceless Iranian women, that is carried out on the pretext of mal-veiling to intensify the atmosphere of fear in the society, began from September 2014 in Isfahan and Tehran that now has been extended to other cities of Iran.

By implementing various plans to fight mal-veiling and approving them in Parliament, the religious fascism ruling Iran keeps the door open for suppression of women by various government criminal gangs.

Ms. Sarvenaz Chitsaz, Chair of the Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, while expressing deep hatred of the crime of splashing acid on a young Kurdish woman in the city of Baneh, said these atrocities that are hurting the conscience of every human being must be condemned by all international human rights and women's rights organizations.

Chair of the Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran called the membership of such a misogynist regime in the Women's body of the United Nations shameful and called on women's rights defenders to reprimand the clerical regime in protest to constant and continuous acid attacks against Iranian women and expel it from this body. By ignoring the crimes of this misogynist regime, it must not be given an open hand to hang Iranian women, attack them by acid and harass them by various suppressive measures under the pretext of mal-veiling on one hand, and on the other hand to have a seat in the Women's committee of the United Nations.

Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 15, 2015

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