Thursday , 22 October 2020

IOPHR expresses concerns over the health of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh & the continuing persecution of women in Iran

Shabtabnews – In an official statement IOPHR declared that “Sadly, Iranian women and girls are the biggest victims of the inhumane, backward and sexist policies and laws of the ruling regime in Iran, which have been falsely imposed on the Iranian society in the name of religion. As a result of these laws Iran has become the largest oppressor of women’s rights in the world, by forcing Iranian women to live in an oppressive ‘prison-like’ environment.”

The statement also called “the Islamic Republic’s treatment of women who have protested these cruel and misogynist laws has been very harsh, and inhumane.”

The statement also highlighted few important cases like : “Ms. Soheila Hejab, Asal Mohammadi, Nooshin Jafari, Marzieh Ahmadi, Farangis Mazlum, Sanaz Allahyari, Sepideh Moradi, and Hengameh Shahidi, who have been sentenced to more than one hundred years in prison, and fined billions of Tomans for peacefully protesting against the systematic gender discrimination of the Iranian regime. And Ms. Avisha Jalaluddin, Sepideh Moradi, and Shima Entesari are journalists who have also suffered a double penalty for purely being Sufis, and are as result currently being held in Qarchak prison in Varamin.”

The statement also mentioned “the case of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer who has been sentenced to more than 38 years in prison for performing her duties by defending her client, Ms. Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who was arrested and imprisoned for protesting against the compulsory hijab.”

In conclusion the statement called for :” the immediate release of all Iranian women prisoners, especially Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is in a dangerous health condition following her 46-day hunger strike.”

As well asking “all democracies, especially EU member states, to limit their trade, and diplomatic relations with the ruling regime in Iran, until the repeal of all gender-discriminatory laws in Iran.”

Full text of statement can be seen via below link:

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