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Statements: Women in Iran

NCRI Women's Committee Condemns Brutalizing and Arrest of Women Protesting the Compulsory Veil

NCRI Women’s Committee vehemently condemns brutalizing and arrest of women protesting the compulsory veil, calls for urgent action to secure their release

Violent attacks on women who protest against the compulsory veil have continued in recent days, by the clerical regime’s forces’ beating and arresting the protesters.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran vehemently condemns the suppressive measures, the brutalizing and apprehension of the protesting women.

The NCRI Women’s Committee calls on fellow Iranians, particularly the youth and women, to counter the mullahs’ revolutionary guards and security forces and do not allow them to arrest the protesting women.

According to reports, the arrested women continue to be harassed and mistreated in detention centers. Those who are wounded or have suffered broken bones are denied medical treatment.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran urges international bodies defending human rights and women’s rights to condemn the clerical regime’s misogynist practices and take urgent action to secure the release of those women who have been arrested for improper veiling or dropping the veil, and for protesting the compulsory veiling.

On January 24, 2018, at a meeting of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, called on the International Community to adopt effective measures to compel Iran’s ruling religious fascism to end suppression of women and abolish the compulsory veil. She said: Thirty-nine years of discrimination against and suppression of women is enough. The International Community must end its silence and inaction.

Women’s Committee – The National Council of Resistance of Iran

February 27, 2018

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