NCRI – Dozens are still in detention following demonstrations in Tehran on Monday. Thousands of women staged a gathering in one of the main squares in Tehran to call for equal rights and freedom. Their gathering were disrupted when suppressive forces attacked leading to many arrests.
According to one detainee who is just released and did not want to be identified, a group of 40 demonstrators were taken to a detention center and then transferred to notorious Evin Prison in Tehran. Three people were put in every solitary confinement in ward 209 in Evin. Prisoners were beaten up brutally and taken for interrogation. He added that there were about eight women in that group who were treated badly.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, hailed the women who stood up for freedom and equality and called on women and youths across Iran to join the freedom-loving women of Tehran in support of those arrested.
She described the protest, held despite an atmosphere of absolute repression and suppressive efforts by the medieval regime to stop it, as a clear indication of Iranian women’s hatred and indignation towards the regime. She called on all human rights and women’s rights organizations to condemn the mullahs’ misogynistic policies and take urgent action to secure the release of those arrested.