Al Hamra – February 3, 2018
OIAC urges condemning the arrests of Iranian women for ditching their veils, and calls for urgent action for their unconditional release
Thursday, February 1, 2018, the IRGC-backed FARS news agency announced that the regime’s repressive forces had arrested 29 women in Tehran for not having the veil, and “turned them in to the Judiciary.” The arrests were claimed to be “in line with social security” and the regime’s Judiciary has reportedly set heavy bails for the freedom of the apprehended women.
OIAC condemns the arrests of the women and girls of Iran under the pretext of mal-veiling. OIAC further urges international organizations and authorities defending human rights and women’s rights to censure this inhumane measure by the mullahs’ misogynist regime and take urgent action for the immediate and unconditional release of these women.
The fascist rulers in Iran arrest over 2,000 for mal-veiling daily to no avail. Ironically, after four decades they have not learned that they can’t force the IPhone generation that categorically have been rejecting their medieval-mindset and compulsory veiling that their mother and grandmother did not have to wear.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran visiting the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on January 24, 2018, called on the European Union, the Council of Europe, and their member states to adopt effective measures and binding decisions to compel Iran’s ruling religious fascism to end subjugation of women and abolish the compulsory veiling. She said, “39 years of bloodshed and crimes, discrimination against and suppression of women, repression and censorship is enough. The International Community must end its silence and inaction in this regard.”
OIAC urges human and women’s rights advocates to take urgent action for their release.