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.

Human rights advocate and anti-death penalty activist Shahnaz Akmali is deprived of access to legal counsel and visitation by her family despite passage of nine days since her arrest.

She was arrested on January 25, 2017, by six security forces who broke into her house and searched it thoroughly. She was arrested and taken to the Evin Prison.

Ms. Akmali lost her son, Mostafa Karimbeigi, during the 2009 uprising. Every year, she is threatened by security forces for commemorating her son's anniversary and for having contact with families of the martyrs of the uprising.

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