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.

Political prisoner Nargess Mohammadi sent out a letter from Evin, in which she explained the situation of mothers in the Women's Ward of Evin Prison.

According to Ms. Mohammadi, eight of the 31 women imprisoned in Evin are mothers who are allowed to see their children only once a week on Wednesdays and only for one hour in the presence of the prison guards while being monitored by five closed circuit cameras.

 

 

These mothers include Maryam Akbari Monfared, 40 with a 15-year sentence; Zahra Zehtabchi, 49 with a 12-year sentence; Fatemeh Mosanna, 48 with a 15-year sentence; Azita Rafizadeh, 34 with a 4-year sentence; Laila Jama'at, 36 with a two-year sentence, Nigara Afsharzadeh, 39, citizen of Turkmanestan, with a 5-year sentence; and Nazanin Zaghari, 38, British-Iranian national, with a 5-year sentences. Nargess Mohammadi, 44 with a 16-year sentence, is also among such mothers but she is deprived of visiting her 8-year-old twins because they live in exile in France.

 

Of course, there are other women who are mothers but have adult children and are not subject to these conditions.

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