Defend Iranian women and athletes’ rights
NCRI - On Friday, 19 June 2015, during a Volleyball World League match at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, the suppressive elements and hirelings of the Iranian regime severely attacked Iranian women and even Iranian or foreign female reporters battering and preventing them from entering the volleyball hall of 12,000 seats capacity.
This was despite a demagogic declaration by Hassan Rouhani’s government that it would issue authorization for women to attend this international match at the stadium.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s henchmen executed two women prisoners on May 30 in Qerchak Prison in Varamin. One of the victims, Fatemeh Mehrabani, 39, married with two children, had spent five years in Iranian regime’s prisons before execution. Prior to their execution, the two had been transferred to solitary confinement on May 30.
Narges Mohammadi, a human rights activist is on hunger strike to protest denial of access to medical care and medications she needs
NCRI - Ms. Narges Mohammadi, a human rights activist, has gone on hunger strike since Monday May 18, to protest the denial of access to medical treatment and drugs she needs. Denial of the drugs that she should be using on a daily basis according to the prescribing physician, has deteriorated her health. Yesterday her heart beat and fluctuation was to the point that her cellmates took her to Evin prison clinic six times, but the henchmen continue to decline to deliver her essential drugs.
NCRI - In an act to support the valiant uprising of the people of Mahabad, a number of women in the city of Sanandaj demonstrated against the death of Farinaz Khosravani. In this demonstration on Sunday, May 10, protestors chanted: “Mahabad is not alone, Sanandaj supports it”
On Saturday, May 9, hundreds of women rights activists in Esfahan assembled in Ashrafi Esfahani Street to protest the death of Farinaz Khosravani. Two of the victims of acid-splashing of the last few months were among the protestors who called for the trial of the perpetrators of these sort of crimes, especially those who splash acid on women.
NCRI- Clerical regime’s intelligence elements raided the home of journalist and human rights activist Ms. Narges Mohammadi on Tuesday, May 5, arresting and transferring her to Evin Prison. Ms. Mohammadi attempted to prevent entry of droves of mercenaries who were there to arrest her, but regime’s intelligence elements threatened her and forcibly took her with them.
NCRI - On Sunday, March 8, in a conference on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said: The present historic confrontation, especially the great challenges in the past year against the lives and destiny of Muslim and Arab women, particularly in Syria and Iraq, have created a situation where the responsibility of women has gone far beyond the struggle for their own freedom and equality. Today, the great responsibility of saving the nations of the Middle East from the evil of fundamentalism rests on the shoulders of women.
This conference was held at the office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Berlin with participation from political figures and women rights activists from various countries, including the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Finland, Argentina, Portugal, Romania, Albania, Palestine, Algeria, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan and Moldavia.
Berlin – Grand gathering on occasion of International Women’s Day with participation of over a hundred women personalities from five continents:
Call by Maryam Rajavi for buttressing movement against fundamentalism, the principal enemy of equality and global peace and security
NCRI - On Saturday, March 7, the participants in a grand gathering in Berlin on the occasion of International Women’s Day titled “For Tolerance and Equality against Fundamentalism and Misogyny” underscored that the advancement of the ideal of equality in the world today has come face-to-face with a formidable barrier, the Islamic Fundamentalism. This phenomenon is endangering the entire Middle East and the world through genocide, terrorism and discrimination and more than anything is hostile to women.