NCRI - The clerical regime’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, tried to dress its medieval concept of forced veiling as “national attire” in remarks that smacked of absurdity and demagoguery.
During a ridiculous show entitled “The Ceremony for National Registration of the Chador as the Veil of Iranian Ethnicities,” Ahmadinejad tried to amass a series of ludicrous statements and expressions like “the preference to veil oneself,” and “Iranian men and women have covered themselves throughout history,” and “chador is a full attire,” to describe the forced and suppressive veiling imposed by the mullahs against Iranian women as “the veil of Iranian ethnicities” and a “moral heritage.”
NCRI - Women political prisoners in Ward209 of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison are kept in inhumane conditions and are subjected to various forms of physical and psychological torture. The cells in this ward are overloaded with prisoners following the transfer of women and girls arrested in the course of nationwide uprising.
The henchmen and the torturers tell the prisoners that they would deal with them in such a way that no other women would ever dare to come out for protest.
NCRI Women’s Committee calls on world community to condemn suppression of women, sever diplomatic ties and impose sanctions on Mullahs’ regime
NCRI -The scenes of the martyrdom of Neda Salehi Agha Soltani, a young woman who was gunned down on June 20th by agents of the regime, have gripped the world. One of her relatives said: “Neda’s goal was not Mr. [Mir Hossein] Mousavi or [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad. Her goal was her country, and it was important to her to take a step in this path. ... Neda was never a supporter of either of these two groups. Neda was after freedom - freedom for all. She said on many occasions that this would be true even if she loses her life and a bullet pierces her heart; and in fact the bullet did just that”.
NCRI - The misogynist mullahs’ regime has increased its suppression of women in a bid to prevent the rise of protest acts by Iranian women.
In the city of Sanandaj, the regime’s agents flogged two female labour activists, identified as Sousan Zazani and Shiva Kheirabadi. They were arrested on allegations of participating in Labour Day demonstrations. The insolence towards these women has led to widespread anger among the people of Sanandaj against the clerical regime.
NCRI - In a series of anti-government demonstrations in Marivan, western Iran, yesterday, protesters gathered outside the local Judiciary office and chanted slogans against the regime and its misogynist rules.
The protests sparked following the horrific murder of an 18-year-old girl identified as Fereshteh Nejati by her father. Such appalling crimes take place based on misogynist rules and encouraged by ruling clerics in Iran and it is spreading. In the meantime, the perpetrators of these crimes are formally and lawfully immune from any punishment.
NCRI - Hossein Tayeb, deputy commander of the paramilitary Bassij Force, a domestic subordinate of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced the formation of new "Security Patrols," reported the official news agency IRNA on Wednesday.
"The major goal for running the new Bassij patrols is to guarantee the safety and security of citizens in urban areas as well as combating 'hooligans and thugs.'...In addition, the [occasional] checkpoints run by the Bassij [in the neighborhoods] will be available, as before, at the time of possible crisis," said Tayeb.