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Statements: Women in Iran

Iranian Resistance Urgent Call to Save Two Lady Political Prisoners on 11th Day of Hunger Strike

The Iranian Resistance calls to save political prisoners, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, who are in dire situation due to 11 days of hunger strike. The NCRI calls on international human rights and women's rights advocates to take urgent action to save the lives of the two political prisoners. The two young women are exposed to verbal abuse and harassment by prison authorities in addition to the effects of hunger strike.

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NCRI Women’s Committee Urges Censure of the Arrests of Iranian Women for Shunning the Veil

call for urgent action and unconditional release of detainees

Thursday, February 1, 2018, the IRGC-backed FARS news agency announced that the regime’s repressive forces had arrested 29 women in Tehran for not having the veil, and “turned them in to the Judiciary.” The arrests were claimed to be “in line with social security” and the regime’s Judiciary has reportedly set heavy bails for the freedom of the apprehended women.

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Iran: Flogging Sentence for a Young Kurdish Female Student

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the flogging sentence issued for a young Kurdish female student and calls on the Iranian women and youth to protest against such criminal verdicts.

The NCRI Women’s Committee urges international human rights and women’s rights organizations to undertake effective measures to stop such cruel and inhuman punishments.

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Iran: Regime Officials Admit Their Antagonism Towards Gender Equality

Following the adoption of UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action, which underlines priority of gender equality in education and calls on member states to ensure equal opportunities for women and men, the clerical regime's leaders and officials made comments, vividly demonstrating the medieval and misogynous nature of the regime.

Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader expressed his strong opposition to signing the document. He said, "These are not things that the Islamic Republic could shoulder or give in to." (The state-run media, May 7, 2017)

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The NCRI Women's Committee Condemns the Iranian Regime's Banning of Female Athletes' Competition on the Bogus Charge Of "Failing to Observe Islamic Codes"

In an appalling measure, the clerical regime deprived five female Iranian athletes for one year from participating in all national and international tournaments for "failing to observe Islamic codes" while participating in China's Open billiard competitions.

This is part of the clerical regime's policy against Iranian athletes, particularly women.

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