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  • Masoud Dalvand 4:13 pm on 13 Oct 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Human Rights Violations, , Prisoners in Iran   

    Humanitarian conditions worsening in Iran’s prisons 

    Harsh condition of prisons in Iran

    Iran, October 12, 2019—Reports coming from inside Iran pertain to mounting pressure against Iranian prisoners and worsening humanitarian and human rights conditions inside Iran’s prisons. In recent months, the regime has resorted to various measures to cause fear in society and dissuade people from joining protests that are ongoing in different parts of Iran.

    These measures coincide with the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as the regime’s chief of judiciary. Raisi was one of the key figures in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, most of them members and supporters of the prominent Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

    The regime has effectively turned its prisons into centers for the torture and annihilation of prisoners.

    The situation in Karaj Central Prison

    One of the facilities where the conditions for prisoners have worsened is Karaj Central Prison. Every hall in the prison has the capacity for 200 people. But prison authorities have effectively packed 700 people in each hall. Due to lack of space and beds in cells, many of the prisoners are forced to sleep on the ground and on cardboards.

    Prisoners with mental illness and contagious diseases such as hepatitis have been abandoned with no medical care, and they’re mixed with other prisoners, causing the spread of dangerous diseases among the population of the facility.

    The Karaj Central Prison also has very poor sanitary conditions. Prisoners are faced with water shortages on a regular basis. Every day, from 2 pm to 6 pm, the facility’s water is cut off. According to reports, when prisoners protested the situation, the prison’s chief said, “You’re lucky that we haven’t cut off electricity.”

    Prisoners are also required to pay for soap and other hygiene products. This puts further pressure, who have no means to earn money and must rely on their families to pay for their expenses. 

    Food rations in Karaj Central Prison have diminished to a quarter of what they used to be. Even the bread has become smaller than before and the prisoners are always hungry. The prison has a local store, but it sells its goods at several times the real price. Prisoners must get money from their families to buy food from the store. But many of the prisoners who were faced with economic pressure before coming to prison don’t have the means to buy anything from the store.

    The prison authorities consider any protest that involves two or more people as a riot and suppress it brutally. If the prisoners persist in their protests to the poor conditions in the Karaj Central Prison, they face grim consequences that are set up to look like an “accident” in the clinic, a “suicide,” or a fight with other prisoners.

    The prison chief and wardens have agents among prisoners, whom they use to suppress prisoners who do not abide by their brutal rules. These so-called agents violently assault any prisoner their bosses instruct them to. They use knives and sharp objects to attack and kill prisoners.

    Prison authorities are also directly involved in the distribution of narcotics among prisoners.

    One of the new measures authorities of Karaj Central Prison have implemented is the remote sentencing of prisoners. Instead of taking prisoners to court, prison authorities perform trials through video conferencing software. This way, prisoners have no access to their lawyers.

    Pressure against inmates in Urmia Central Prison

    The situation in other Iranian prisons isn’t any better. Recently, the prisoners of Urmia Central Prison protested to the canceling of meetings. The chief of the facility said that starting from Saturday, daily meetings for political prisoners will be canceled and replaced with weekly meetings. This regime authority claimed that the measure is meant to prevent the entrance of narcotics into Urmia Central Prison.

    Political prisoners protested to this measure and threatened to go on strike. Fearing the situation spinning out of control, prison authorities backed down from their decisions and resumed meetings for prisoners.

  • Masoud Dalvand 9:42 pm on 4 Sep 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The Iranian regime is known for its unreasonable crackdown on what it considers unacceptable behaviour. Over the past few days, the country’s security forces stormed a number of mixed gender parties in the city of Sari in the north of the country.

    As a result of these raids, 35 young Iranians were arrested. State media outlets have reported that 10 of these young people are women.

    The people of Iran have no freedom in most parts of their lives. To attend a party or celebration in which both sexes are present is just one such example. Regime officials themselves, of course, are not subject to such mistreatment.

    A state media outlet had reported that the week previous to these latest arrests, there were a number of other raids in which more than 52 people were arrested. A source had told the agency that those arrested were young and dressed inappropriately.

    The people of Iran have to live by very strict rules and moral codes and the regime does not hesitate to send agents out to the street to carry out mass arrests. Young people have been arrested for having hairstyles considered “too Western” or for dressing in a way that the regime does not approve of.

    The Iranian regime also obliges women to be veiled in public. This is something that the people of Iran, both men and women, oppose. It is not the practice of wearing a veil that the people do not like – it is the fact that they are obliged to dress how the regime wants them to – the choice is out of their hands.

    Women are not considered equal beings by the Iranian regime and it is certain that the authorities see them as a threat. The main opposition to the Iranian regime, the PMOI or MEK, is led by a woman and women have important roles and positions at all levels of the organisation.

    At the end of July, the notorious IRGC announced that 20 women had been arrested. An IRGC official explained that it had “dismantled” a network of women that has the aim of “promoting a Western lifestyle”.

    Over the past few years, in an attempt to get a handle on the widespread dissent that is present across the whole country, the regime is ordering crackdowns on the people. However, this strategy is not working for the regime because it is only making the people even more determined for freedom, human rights and democracy.

    The people support the maximum pressure campaign that the United States is putting Iran under because they know that the more pressure the regime is subjected to, the sooner the regime will collapse. The people want the European governments to stop appeasing the regime because it is doing nothing but prolonging its existence, and by extension prolonging the misery of the people.

    Furthermore, Europe prides itself on its respect of human rights and democracy, so it must ensure that it does not appease countries that ignore these core values.

    Source: INU

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:34 am on 16 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Shameful: Appoint of the Iran regime, the most misogynist in the world, to join the UN Women’s Rights Committee! 

    A member of Iran’s morality patrols in Tehran admonishes a young woman

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star):

    A shocking news. A dark day in the history of the United Nations, a black day for human rights, a dark spot on the forehead of the Women’s Rights Committee at the United Nations .

    Appoint of the Iran regime, the most misogynist in the world, to join the United Nations Women’s Rights Committee!

    Really with hearing this, all human rights defenders and women’s rights were very upset.

    How do you appoint the regime to join to the UN Women’s rights committee? this regime condemned for the violations human rights and especially women’s rights in in Iran and has been sentenced to tens of times in the United Nations Human Rights Committee for the violation of human rights in Iran.

    Morality police arrest woman for improper hijab

    Is not this insult to human understanding? Is not this a terrible violation of women’s rights?

    The fact is that women’s rights are not separated from human rights and women’s rights are the most basic and fundamental human rights. So it’s important to pay attention to any event in this regard.
    An informative article has been published on
    the official website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which is useful for women’s rights defenders.

    Iran Regime Is Lying to You About Female Equality in Iran

    Moral police agents arrest a young woman for not complying with the veil

    By Hamideh Taati

    In February, the Iranian Regime started bragging about a supposed increase in female literacy and increased numbers of women pursuing higher education, heralding it as one of the mullah’s most significant accomplishments over the past 40 years.

    But, as always with the mullahs, it’s important to look below the surface. The Regime wants you to believe that Iran is a great place for women, but they are obscuring the awful repression of women under the mullahs.

    In Iran, women are systemically deprived of their rights from birth, whether it’s being:

    • deprived of an education

    • legally married off from the age of nine

    • prevented from entering male-dominated classes/workspaces

    • forced to wear the hijab to protect their “modesty”

    • prevented from accessing the workforce

    • not allowed to travel without the consent of their closest male relative

    • needing their husband’s permission to work

    • forced to remain married to an abusive man

    The mullahs could do something to stop this, but they refuse. Indeed, they were recently given the opportunity to raise the marriageable age for girls to 15, but they refused, and they’ve even implied that reporting sexual assault is a crime because it raises “public anxiety”.

    The ever-increasing levels of poverty and deprivation in Iran, caused because of decades of corruption and mismanagement by the Iranian Regime, is only making the situation worse for women. Some are being forced out of their jobs to preserve employment opportunities for men, some are being forced into prostitution to survive, and some are being married off as children to provide their families with money and reduce the number of people that they need to care for, in essence, fathers selling their daughters’ virginities.

    Women cannot even expect justice under the law, because they are subjected to intense scrutiny for reporting crimes like rape or domestic abuse, with the burden of proof falling squarely of the woman’s shoulders. Women also face assault, including acid attacks, from the “morality” police for failing to comply with the forced hijab.

    All of this oppression leads many women to self-harm or even take their own lives. When do we say that enough is enough and advocate for the rights of the Iranian women to overthrow the Regime? Iranian women are being systematically discriminated against and will continue to be so for as long as the mullahs remain in charge. Therefore, the Regime should be removed from power.

    • TheMysteriousBlogger 11:46 am on 16 Mar 2019 Permalink

      Star light
      Star bright
      Freedom will shine
      Both day and night

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    • Masoud Dalvand 11:50 am on 16 Mar 2019 Permalink

      Thanks for kind words.

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    • wizzymedpower 9:21 am on 19 Mar 2019 Permalink

      “Iranian women are being systematically discriminated against and will continue to be so for as long as the mullahs remain in charge. Therefore, the Regime should be removed from power”. With the power of God Almighty, I joined forces with this word and speak against the Iranians women discrimination. I prayed that the regime of Mullah should be remove and Freedom become their portion in Jesus name amen!

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    • Masoud Dalvand 7:40 pm on 19 Mar 2019 Permalink

      Amen! thank you so much for your great support and your nice words dear friend Israel. God bless you.


    • wizzymedpower 9:49 pm on 19 Mar 2019 Permalink

      You are welcome Dalvand!

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    • Masoud Dalvand 7:19 pm on 20 Mar 2019 Permalink

      Thank you very much.


    • Masoud Dalvand 6:39 am on 4 Apr 2019 Permalink

      Thanks Tommy for sharing. God bless you.


  • Masoud Dalvand 11:10 am on 10 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Human Rights Violations, , Syrian Women, Women's Rights   

    Syrian Network for Human Rights calls for the release of all detained Syrian women 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star):

    On World Women’s Day, reports of repression, torture and imprisonment of women who are in Syria under the bloodthirsty dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad are very uncomfortable.
    This dictatorial regime, such as its supporter in the region, the religious and criminal dictatorship of the mullahs in Iran, whose main nature is their misogyny idiology, continue to the inhumane punishments against the Syrian liberators women.
    The official website of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has reported on the situation of Syrian women, quoting Syria’s network of human rights, to find out about the status of Syrian women and efforts to support them.

    Syrian Network for Human Rights calls for the release of all detained Syrian women

    March 9, 2019 – The Syrian Network for Human Rights on Friday, March 8th issued a statement to mark the Women’s Day calling for the release of 7,721 women who have been detained by the Assad regime.

    The statement reads: “sexual exploitation of female inmates in prisons is continuing. At least half million people including 13,500 women are held in Assad’s notorious prisons.”

    Syrian Network for Human Rights said many dissidents in Assad prisons have been either killed under torture or have been executed.

    Syrian Network for Human Rights is an independent, neutral, non-governmental, non-profit human rights organization, which aims to document the ongoing human rights violation in Syria.

    Read more:

    Orient News reported on March 9, 2019, that thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Friday (March 8) in Aleppo countryside, calling for the immediate release of women detainees at the Assad regime’s detention centers.


    Thousands demonstrated to demand the freedom of detained women in Syria

    On the International Women’s Day (IWD), the demonstrators in several cities, towns, and villages in Aleppo countryside, stood in solidarity with women in Assad’s detention centers, calling for the release of detainees at the Assad regime’s centers, especially women and children.

    Friday’s demonstrations were organized in support of the Conscience Movement, an alliance of individuals, rights groups and organizations who demand the release of women and children from the jails of Assad regime.

    The demonstrators called on the international community to force the Assad regime to release the detainees in its prisons.

    A child raised a placard which read: “On the International Women’s Day, where is my mother? where is my sister?”


    Free all women and children from Assad’s prisons

    Other demonstrators raised the names of their relatives and the year at which they were arrested.

    Significant participation of women and children was noted in the demonstrations, according to Orient correspondents.

    According to the Conscience Movement, more than 13,500 Syrian women have been incarcerated since 2011, while more than 7,000 women remain in detention where they are subjected to all forms of torture.


    Free all women and children from the Assad regime’s prisons

  • Masoud Dalvand 8:46 am on 4 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    A glance at the abysmal human rights situation in Iran – December 2018 

    this year, human rights day marks the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights

    Freedom Star: A brief report with a video on the human rights situation in Iran in 2018 has been published by the Iran Human Rights Monitor in YouTube, which provides useful and brief information on the horrific human rights violations in the Mullahs dictatorial regime.

    The year of 2018, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being.

    The people in Iran, however, are deprived of their most basic rights due to the horrendous violations of human rights committed by the clerical regime ruling the country. This oppression culminates in horrific scenes of public hangings, floggings, and even limb amputations.

    Prisons are overwhelmed with inmates, and conditions are intolerable and inhumane. Political prisoners, specifically, are subjected to horrendous mistreatment by the authorities.

    Iran’s judicial and security organs systematically wage a vicious crackdown on human rights defenders, lawyers, women’s and civil rights activists, teachers and labor activists, students, journalists and online media activists in blatant disregard of international and domestic standards. Hundreds of activists are imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights. Here is a glance on the regime’s record in 2018.

    It must be stressed that the figures cited in this report have been compiled from official sources or from reliable non-governmental sources inside Iran who risked their lives to obtain the data. Therefore, they should be considered as minimums due to lack of transparency and censorship on the part of the Iranian regime and the absence of free access to information under the clerical regime.

    The Iranian regime has a dismal report card of at least 285 executions as of December 2017, including the execution of four women and six individuals who were sentenced to death for crimes they allegedly committed as children.

    An estimated 8,000 arbitrary arrests were made in the course of the month-long protests in January. At least 58 were killed during the 2018 protests and 12 jailed protesters murdered under torture. Iran must understand its atrocious crimes will not go unpunished.

    While more strong measures against Tehran are necessary, emphasis should be placed on Tehran’s human rights violations. The sanctions adopted by the US targeting institutions which have quashed dissent and are heavily involved in human rights violations, are welcome.

    Iran Human Rights Monitor urges the international community to hold the mullahs accountable for their crimes against humanity, and stand by the Iranian people in their struggle to achieve their basic human rights.

  • Masoud Dalvand 5:39 pm on 13 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Simultaneous conference of the Iranian communities- “Need to adopt a firm policy” 

    Simultaneous Conference of Iranian communities 1

    On Saturday, December 15, 2018, an international conference will be held simultaneously in tens of places in the world.

    The conference is dedicated to the issue of exportation of terrorism by the mullahs ruling Iran to other countries and the human rights violations of the Iranian people inside the country by the mullahs.

    Simultaneous Conference of Iranian communities 2

    The program will be broadcasted by Iran Freedom website and its social media. I invite all international journalists and news websites and supporters of Iran’s freedom to see the conference and support it with the press reflection and also by social media. Supporting and conveying the voice of this conference is helping to bring the voice of the Iranian people, which has been for near a year, has raised to protests against religious dictatorship across Iran.

    Simultaneous Conference of Iranian communities 3

    Simultaneous conference of the Iranian communities Halt mullahs’ regime export of terrorism & growing Human Rights violations “Need to adopt a firm policy”

    Saturday 15,Dec. 2018 at 1700 CET

    Live on:  & 

    Simultaneous Conference of Iranian communities 4

    Live Broadcast:

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:07 am on 4 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Human Rights Violations, , Sexual abuse, Torture   


    On Wednesday November 29, a young prisoner in Rajaie Shahr Prison of Karaj committed suicide and passed away. He was identified as 25-year-old Mohammad Menbari. After protesting prison conditions, he was summoned by the head of Rajaie Shahr Prison, Ziaee, and was brutally beaten by prison guards to the extent that other prisoners said that his hand and feet broke.
    Upon Ziaee’s orders, he was then sexually abused in front of other prisoners and subsequently hanged (from the ceiling or wall). The young prisoner committed suicide as a result of the psychological pressures put on him due to this inhumane treatment and unfortunately passed away.

  • Masoud Dalvand 7:09 pm on 28 Nov 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule 


    The 1988 Massacre of 30,000 Political Prisoners and the Continuing Atrocities

    Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule offers a glimpse into both the past and present atrocities committed by the Iranian regime. The book, published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran U.S. Representative Office (NCRI-US), examines Iran’s bloody history of political executions perpetrated by members of the government. Most importantly, it connects the horrors of the past with those of the present day, and sheds light on the lack of awareness and justice regarding these wrongdoings.

    The most infamous of these executions occurred in 1988, when Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa ordering the killing of all people associated with the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK). This order included political prisoners that had already served their sentences, and the victims were given “trials” that lasted only minutes before their fate was decided for them. In total, around 30,000 political prisoners, mostly MEK members and associates, were executed over a period of five months as a result of the regime’s campaign to eliminate its political opponents. Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule describes in detail these horrific events, and includes a firsthand account from a victim who managed to escape his fate. The book also provides a unique unveiling of the evidence against members of the regime that participated in the killings of 1988, and identifies guilty officials that remain in power today. In fact, this latest publication from NCRI-US catalogues statements from Iranian regime officials in which they acknowledge their participation in or fully endorse the “summer of blood.” In doing so, it effectively reveals to the world that these officials have admitted their roles as mass murderers, and yet have not been held accountable.

    Along with calling for justice in Iran for the crimes of the past, Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule details the multitude of political executions in Iran today. Iran has the world’s highest rate of executions per capita, and also remains the only country on the planet that executes juveniles. The book chronicles some of the recent political killings in Iran, and also includes the resulting outcry from important entities, such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Amnesty International. It sheds light on the current state of human rights in Iran, presents the United Nations’ statements and findings regarding these issues, and provides informed advice on how Iran and the rest of the world should proceed on the long road to justice. Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule produces a unique perspective of the Iranian regime and the officials that constitute it, offering never-before-seen evidence regarding the government’s true human rights record and concrete policy suggestions regarding the way forward.

    Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule, published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran-U.S. Representative Office, is currently available for purchase on Amazon.

  • Masoud Dalvand 11:58 am on 27 Nov 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran ‘proud’ to send its children to fight in Syria! 

    13 year old Iranian child soldier in Syria. A report by Iran state TV broadcast today November 25 about an Iranian 13 year old child soldier sent by Revolutionary Guards to fight on the front lines in Syria.

    Iran ‘proud’ to send its children to fight in Syria. An Iranian television channel on Saturday broadcast a video in which a 13-year-old child soldier speaks about being sent to Syria to fight. In the video, a reporter asks the young soldier his age to which the boy replies “13,” while another gunman next to the child says that he is “the youngest child fighter.” “This child must be in school now and play and not on the war fronts, where adults get killed,” said one Iranian activist. A report by Human Rights Watch called for an investigation into the recruitment of children into Syria by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, calling on the international community and the United Nations to open an investigation into the issue and to add Iran to the annual list of perpetrators of child abuse.



  • Masoud Dalvand 9:02 pm on 22 Nov 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Where the regime opposes women’s rights 

    Women pray for Iranian soldiers killed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war at the Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in Tehran on August 2, 2017. (Reuters)

    Every year, the day November 25 comes as a grim reminder that we have a long way to go for achieving gender parity. There are still many countries in the world where women cannot fully exercise the right to shape their own destiny. Violence against women is another detestable vestige of the mostly patriarchal societies inherited by our generation.

    It may seem that we have come a long way since the Dark Ages, but there are still some countries in the world that have made little progress in according equal rights to women and men. There is even a country where misogyny is the order of the day and where women have no legal rights.

    It may come as a shock to many, but Iran continues to run in this way. The Iranian regime may keep up pretences in public on issues related to women’s rights, but in practice women remain second class citizens in that country.

    Subhuman treatment of women

    It is not difficult to prove that Iranian theocrats are opposed to the idea of gender equality. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has been quoted as saying: “Gender equality is ‘Zionist plot’ aimed at corrupting the role of women in society.” In Iran’s version of religious law, women are considered property.

    Their inheritance is half of what men receive and women are not allowed to leave the country without their husband’s consent. They are also forced to observe a very strict dress code. There are several security measures in place in Iran to impose these laws. The most repressive one is the infamous ‘morality police’ that roams around cities arresting young women for not observing the dress code.

    There are gruesome videos on YouTube and other social media showing how women are treated in Iran for what they wear. In a recent incident, a 14-year-old girl was beaten and detained for wearing ripped jeans in Iran (one of many such cases of police brutality against women). After her arrest by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Coups (IRGC) unit, she said: “I still carry the bruises sustained from their beatings on my face … my ribs still hurt.”

    ANALYSIS: Iranian regime and its appalling violation of children’s rights

    Women in Iran are also banned from entering sports stadiums. In a recently reported case by Human Rights Watch (HRW), a woman named Mina tried to get under the radar of security forces to watch a volleyball match in 2016. Despite her attempt to watch the match from the roof top of a café near a volleyball stadium, she and a few other women were caught by IRGC and were evicted from their vantage point.

    Irrespective of their position in society, women in Iran have no right to travel without the consent of their husband or father. Hassan Rouhani and his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had once made bogus promises of giving women more rights in order to garner their votes. In May this year, Rouhani had spread the word that he might appoint a women minster in his cabinet. But soon after his sham election he did not include any woman in his cabinet.

    Women in Iran are legally required to wear a hijab in public and this law is strictly enforced by morality police. (Photo courtesy: Iran Human Rights)

    Iranian women defy repression

    However, Iranian women seize every opportunity to show their resistance against their ill-treatment by the regime. After Khamenei’s ridiculous fatwa banning women from riding a bike in public last year, women in Iran came out in droves riding their bikes in defiance. According to the state-run media, Khamenei issued a decree on 10 September 2016 wherein he said: “Riding a bicycle often attracts the attention of men and exposes the society to corruption, and as contravenes women’s chastity so it must be abandoned”.

    Since the first day of the installation of the regime, Iranian women have resisted their attempts at oppression. Back in the day, Iran like other countries of the Middle East could hardly imagine any role for women other than staying at home and taking care of children.

    One woman took the lead in this struggle for freedom which was no longer about just freeing Iranian women but the entire Iranian society, which was taken hostage by the regime. Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an educated woman has done the impossible and instilled thousands of Iranian men and women with the idea that all citizens in the country can struggle for a common cause: Freedom.

    ALSO READ: Iran Guards ‘recruiting Afghan children as young as 14’ to fight in Syria

    She has proven through her leadership role that the same deprived and underprivileged woman is no different than her male counterpart in struggling for a free and democratic society. She has built a blueprint for building a better Iran with her 10-point plan, wherein women are deemed fully equal to men in all spheres of social activity.

    There would be no limits for women in this new Iran. Filling the highest political positions will no longer be just a dream for women. The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) — the biggest Iranian opposition group and a member of the NCRI — has followed her teachings for years and is now led by her.

    Violence against women in Iran is institutionalized simply because half of the society is treated as crippled and in need of guidance from men; be it the male head of the family or males in the state itself. Thus, the status of women will never change in Iran as long as the present regime is in power.

    Reza Shafiee (@shafiee_shafiee) is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

    Source: Iran: Where the regime opposes women’s rights

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