NCRI - The Women's Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a book entitled "Iranian Women Under Rouhani", highlighting the abuse of women's rights in the first two years of Hassan Rouhani's term in office.
The report looks at the conditions of women during the past two years, revealing two issues: on the one hand, the rise in suppression and pressures against women and on the other, the continuation of protests.
In October 2014, Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged for defending herself against an agent of the Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry, a man who intended to rape her. This was while many international bodies had called for her release and protested this execution. Reyhaneh’s body was left hanging from the noose for an hour after her death.
Political prisoners have been the prime victims of human rights violations in Iran.
Motahareh Bahrami, Reyhaneh Haj-Ibrahim, Zeynab Jalalian, Sedigheh Moradi and Fatima Rahnama have been deprived of medical treatment despite suffering from serious illnesses.
The physical conditions of Atena Daemi and Atena Farghadani, both under pressure in prison, are unacceptable and they are imprisoned for defending their freedom of expression.
Afsaneh Bayazidi and Atena Farghadani have resorted to hunger strikes to obtain their rights.
Dozens of women have been arrested in rallies protesting acid attacks and other demonstrations.
During Rouhani’s tenure many women have been suppressed and arrested for their beliefs and religion.
As for social damages, during Rouhani’s tenure, women have topped two charts: “suffering from depression” and “cases of self-immolation throughout the Middle East.”
The state-run Tabnak website reported the latest numbers of cases of psychological disorders amongst women has reached 26% adding that women have an 11% higher depression rate compared to men.
(State-run Tabnak website – June 22, 2015)