NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

In the wake of her effort to defend the rights of other prisoners, political prisoner Afsaneh Bayazidi was badly beaten up by prison guards in the Central Prison of Kerman.

A report received on December 7, 2016, from inside Kerman's prison indicated, "The heating of our ward has been switched off for some two weeks and we are deprived of warm water for bathing. We are having a very difficult condition, serving our sentence in isolation. Prison guards faced objection by political prisoners. Ms. Bayazidi chanted, 'death to the dictator' and 'death to the Islamic Republic.' Then the guards attacked and badly beat her up."

Afsaneh Bayazidi, a Kurdish student activist, is serving her four-year prison sentence on internal exile in the Central Prison of Kerman, on the charge of "disseminating anti-government propaganda", since September 8, 2016.

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