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.

Four political prisoners detained in the women's Ward of Evin Prison expressed serious concern about the detention of Shahnaz Akmali in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

Maryam Akbari Monfared, Nargess Mohammadi, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee expressed their protest by sending out an open letter demanding immediate and unconditional release of Ms. Akmali.

In their letter, the female political prisoners stressed that Ms. Akmali has been suffering tremendous pressure over the past years because of demanding identification of the perpetrators of her son's murder and insisting on justice.

The prisoners of the Women's Ward of Evin expressed alarm in their letter over the conditions of this grieving mother and protested her continued detention. "We demand her immediate and unconditional release," they wrote.

Mostafa Karimbeigi, Ms. Akmali's son, was shot to death in the uprising on December 27, 2009, by security forces.

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