NCRI - The prominent political prisoner, Abolghasem Fouladvand in a message on the occasion of the International Women's Day stated: “we commemorate the International Women's Day while the Iran regime has always represented misogynistic conducts towards the women during the whole 38 years. They have actually disregarded women's rights through oppression and violence in my country."
The following is part of his letter:
"Khomeini initially committed the crime by forcing the veil or coining the motto of "wearing a headscarf or being an underdog". As soon as the Iran regime began to reign, the women got deprived of holding judiciary positions, working in the ministries or standing for the presidential nomination. The regime explicitly announced that the women take the low priority and they do not have human rights.
NCRI - On the occasion of International Women's Day, an event commemorating March 8 was held in Stockholm, Sweden with MPs and dignitaries as well as members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance.
The speakers included:
Beatrice Gorenburg, from the Central Council of the Women’s Committee of the of Social Democratic Party of Sweden
Annika Hyrvanen Falk, Member of the Swedish Parliament
NCRI - In his letter from Karaj Gohardasht prison, political prisoner Khaled Hardani commemorates the International Women’s Day and praises Iranian women’s resistance against the misogynist Iranian regime, saying “Iranian women’s resistance to imprisonment, lashing, torture, and execution, as a driving force and fundamental change in the face of misogynistic policies of the Mullahs’ regime, should be respected, and their courage lauded and saluted.”
Iran: A Leading State in Women’s Oppression
All dictators are known to oppress their opponents, lie to society about their policies, and resort to any crime necessary to remain in power. Hitler believed a lie should be preposterous to make it believable.
As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8th, Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani has recently been making remarks about women’s rights (!) in an attempt to cloak his portion of the Iranian regime’s misogynist report card. Wrote Shahriar Kia in the ‘American Thinker’ on March 7, 2017 the article continues as follows:
NCRI - Invited by Romanian Representatives Committee For a Free Iran and Ashraf Association, a conference was held in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday February 28, 2017.
Co-directed by Mr. Romeo Nicoara, Romanian MP and Chairman of Romanian Representatives Committee For a Free Iran, and President of Ashraf Association ‘Ms. Anda Abicolisi’, the conference was participated by a number of political and human rights activists, Syrian opposition figures, and some of pro-PMOI Iranians.
NCRI - The Kurdish news websites reported that a young engineer girl from Kermanshah committed suicide as she got sexually abused in the detention of the Ministry of Intelligence.
According to the reports, Mahdis Mir Ghavami ended her life immediately after coming out of the detention of Kermanshah Intelligence Bureau. The news leaked out on Wednesday, February 22nd reporting that Mahdis Mir Ghavami was summoned to the Intelligence Bureau on Tuesday, January 24th and got jailed for two days. She then committed suicide as soon as she got released. This young engineer had attempted suicide by taking Aluminium phosphide poisoning tablet.
A 14-year-old girl was innocently celebrating her birthday with friends in the city of Shiraz, when a patrol of “morality police” pulled up. The teenager, who is only being identified as “Zahra”, over fear of reprisals, said the officers forced her and her friends into a van, beating them when they resisted.
NCRI - In a shocking report on the situation of political imprisoned mothers held in notorious Tehran’s Evin Prison, political prisoner Narges Mohammadi describes the psychological tortures they’re being put through.
“Some days of the week are special for the women held in Evin Prison. Eight prisoners out of a total 31, namely Maryam Akbari Monfared, Leila Jamaat, Nigara Afsharzadeh, Narges Mohammadi, Zahra Zehtabchi, Fatemeh Mosana, Azita Rafeizadeh and Nazanin Zaghari, have little kids”, writes Narges Mohammadi.
NCRI - The Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari, who has been arrested by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and sentenced to five years in jail, has in a letter to her daughter complained about being subjected to such a ‘horrifying and painful fate’ in her own birthplace.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, arrested on 3 April 2016 in Tehran’s airport when returning from her two-week trip to Iran, is now in Evin Prison. She has asked her daughter in a letter to forgive her mom for being forced to leave her little daughter alone.