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.

Kurdish Iranian political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian is still on medical strike and has been deprived of her family visits.

Ms. Jalalian who is imprisoned for life has been on medical strike, refusing to take any medicines, since February in Khoy Prison, northwestern Iran. She is protesting negligence of prison officials, ignoring her health condition and registering false information in her medical record. They have deprived her since September from having her weekly visits with her family.

The illnesses of Ms. Jalalian including canker sores in her mouth and pterygium, have deteriorated due to lack of medical treatment and her therapy strike.

Zeinab Jalalian, 35, was arrested by Kermanshah’s Intelligence Department forces in March 2007 and interrogated under torture. On December 3, 2008, she was sentenced to death, but her sentence was commuted to life in prison in November 2011. She has been under pressure and tortured to make false TV confessions.

 

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