The following is a statement by the NCRI Women’s Committee on November 2:
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns recent remarks by the mullahs’ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling for the destruction of Israel and the United States and threatening Arab and Muslim nations with terrorism.
Ahmadinejad’s revolting remarks that blatantly violated all international standards and treaties reaffirmed that acquiring nuclear weapons and exporting fundamentalism and terrorism are on top of the regime’s agenda.
Coupled with these efforts that have been stepped up dramatically after the election of Ahmadinejad, the clerical regime has resorted to an unprecedented crackdown, especially against women, in order to confront the rising wave of public discontent.
At least 84 hanging and execution verdicts, including the execution of minors and women, issuing stoning to death verdicts, violent assault on women in streets on the pretext of mal-veiling, banning women from becoming restaurant managers and their presence in offices after 6:00 pm, eliminating expressions that relate to women on the internet and segregation of taxis are among misogynous measures undertaken by the clerical regime since Ahmadinejad’s presidency.
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, NCRI’s Women’s Committee Chair underscored that while international censure of Ahmadinejad, particularly in the Security Council, was necessary, it was by no means sufficient. The time has come to refer this regime to the United Nations Security Council for the adoption of concrete sanctions because of its persistent and barbaric violation of human rights, as well as its efforts to obtain nuclear weapons and export of fundamentalism and terrorism to other countries in the region, particularly to Iraq.
Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 2, 2005