Iran Protests: Role of women in protests of Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018

Iran Protests: Role of women in protests of Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018

Iranian courageous women played an important role in recent protests in Iran, these protests are continuing.

Here(in this video) is a collection of scenes from people’s uprising

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Iran regime must free the woman who took stand against compulsory veiling

Vida Movahed

The image of a young Iranian woman protesting against the compulsory hijab quickly went viral on social media.

Amnesty International is calling on Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release a woman who was arrested in Tehran last month for apparently protesting peacefully against the country’s mandatory Islamic dress code.

In a January 24 statement, the London-based rights group also reiterated its calls on the authorities to “end the persecution of women who speak out against compulsory veiling, and abolish this discriminatory and humiliating practice.”

A video showing the woman standing on a concrete structure in Tehran’s Enghelab (Revolution) Street without wearing a headscarf has gone viral on social media since December 27.

She was silently waving a white flag in an apparent protest against the compulsory hijab, which in Iran refers to Islamic dress that covers the hair and body.

Amnesty International quoted three eyewitnesses as saying that police arrested the woman on the spot and transferred her to a nearby detention center.

Her name, Vida Movahed, is said to be 31 years old and has a 19-month-old baby.

She boldly protested the compulsory veil in crowded downtown Tehran by taking off her shawl and waving it in the air on a stick. Simultaneously, she spoke about freedom and women’s right to choose their own clothing. A number of youths present in the scene gave her support.

The incident took place on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Tehran’s Enghelab Avenue. The State Security forces arrested the young woman and the young passersby who had supported her.

The arrests were made the same day as Tehran’s police chief claimed that no one would be arrested for mal-veiling. He said no criminal complaints would be filed for them, they will not be sent to court but will have to attend “educational” classes to correct their behavior. (The state-run Tasnim news agency – December 27, 2017)

But the reality that exists in Iran today is that the repression of women was not unique to this young woman.

The NCRI Women’s Committee, published a video about detainees during Iran protests especially women.  According to the information released by the committee, 400 women have been arrested in the southwestern city of Izeh, alone. Dozens of women have been arrested in Tehran. Seven women arrested in the city of Saqqez, in Iranian Kurdistan.
In the first two weeks of January, 50 were shot dead and at least 8000 people have been arrested for taking part in the uprising and exercising their rights to freedom of expression and association.  At least 10 of these prisoners have been tortured to death in prison.

The NCRI Women’s Committee echoes the Iranian people’s demand is to take urgent action to immediately release all those imprisoned under torture for taking part in the uprising.

The fact is, the most striking images coming from Iran uprising are of women.
They are risking the most to speak out against the Iranian regime.
Women have demonstrated tremendous courage in the nationwide protests.
The NCRI Women’s Committee calls on all freedom loving people of the world to support the struggle of Iranian women in their quest for freedom.

Maryam Rajavi Iran opposition leader urges Council of Europe to compel Tehran to release arrested, she said:

I urge the Council of Europe and its member states to take effective measures and binding decisions to compel the religious fascism to:

-Immediate freedom of the prisoners of the uprising
-Freedom of expression and association;

No more repression and no more compulsory veil;

Now and just today.

Also, a petition has been prepared for the release of the detainees of Iran protests, to be sent to the Secretary-General of the UN. By signing this petition and sharing the news of the detainees, including the girl of Enghelab Street, we should try to release them.

 

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Teenage girl becomes a national heroine

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In the ancient myths, the stereotype for a hero has always been a big, strong man. Recently, however, a story has been circulating in the internet about a frail, young girl who has been named a national hero.

Haniyeh, 13, used to live in Sarpol-e Zahab, the epicenter of the earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province in western Iran on November 12, 2017.

“We were at home that night when the earthquake struck,” says Haniyeh. “Our grandma was staying with us that night. We started to run but as I was running away, I suddenly remembered my little sister who was sleeping upstairs on the carpet. So, I ran back inside.”

As soon as Haniyeh finds and grabs her sister, a steel bar falls from the roof and hits her back and the power goes off…

“The next thing I remember is that my father came with his car and took us to hospital. My mother was taken to Tehran.”

Haniyeh’s spine has been severed, but she says, “I do not regret what I did. I’d never wanted my little sister to be in my place.”

Haniyeh is presently hospitalized in a Kermanshah hospital whose officials are recommending that she be taken to a convalescence home for the elderly.

Had it been in some other country, Haniyeh would have received numerous awards and offered government aid to receive medical treatment and gain back her health. In Iran, however, the only help available for this young teenager is the elderly house.

Is this her reward for a loving sister who jeopardized her own life and future opportunities to save her toddler sibling?

One of the hospital nurses says if she receives a good treatment and physiotherapy there is a chance for her to gain back her health.

Haniyeh is one out of hundreds of young little girls who have lost their homes and parents in the earthquake in Kermanshah. She is one out of thousands of little girls who are deprived of opportunities and are discriminated against all across Iran. The girl children who burned in Shinabad school, and those who died while taken on a tour by their school.

Despite pervading injustices, Iran’s women and girls are the force for change and they are the ones who will realize equality and freedom for the whole nation.

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Iran: Flogging Sentence for a Young Kurdish Female Student

Flogging a young woman

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the flogging sentence issued for a young Kurdish female student and calls on the Iranian women and youth to protest against such criminal verdicts.

The NCRI Women’s Committee urges international human rights and women’s rights organizations to undertake effective measures to stop such cruel and inhuman punishments.

On December 7, the Student Day in Iran, the clerical regime’s court in Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, sentenced Zamaneh Zivi to cash fine and 50 lashes of the whip on the charge of “disruption of public order.” She is a senior student of law at Payam Noor University of Saqqez in Kurdistan.

The Iranian regime’s resort to such an inhuman punishment for a girl student only indicates its fear of rebellions by the Iranian people, particularly the students and youth. It also reveals the true nature of Rouhani, the mullahs’ president who pretends to be a moderate.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 14, 2017

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A glance at the abysmal human rights situation in Iran

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By Masoud Dalvand

Iran’s Human Rights Monitor has issued a comprehensive annual report of the shameful human rights situation under the rule of criminal mullahs. Referring to the report of Ms. Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, explains about the lack of an independent judiciary in Iran and numerous violations of the basic rights of the Iranian people and the suppression and increase of oppression in Iran.

In this report, the latest criminality of the Iranian regime can be seen in the deliberate neglect of the state of the earthquake in the west of the country.

Also, with regard to the right to life for humans, the increasing number of executions and arbitrary murders in Iran has been addressed.

The report provides good information on the situation of Iranian prisons and prisoners in general, in particular political prisoners and women imprisoned, and the intensification of suppression and the very inhuman situation of detainees.

Another part of the report describes the retaliation against human rights activists in Iran by the mullahs regime.

Non-human punishments and punishments, such as flogging in public and amputations, are another part of this comprehensive report.

floggings

Violations of freedom of expression, the press, religious minorities and ethnic minorities are another part of this annual report.

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Baha’is

The violation of the economic, social and cultural rights of the Iranian people, such as workers and child laborers, has been described by the Iranian regime in this report.

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You can read this comprehensive report on the link below:

A glance at the abysmal human rights situation in Iran

 

 

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Theresia Bothe singing in solidarity with the women of Iranian Resistance

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Those whose sufferings are not seen or heard.

 

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