The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran calls on all international bodies and human rights organizations, especially the Special Rapporteur on execution and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, as well as the bodies defending women’s rights to take urgent action to have the death sentence of Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, revoked.
Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, a decorator, has been in prison since seven years ago when she used a cold weapon to defend herself against an intelligence agent. In a deceptive scheme, this intelligence agent intended to violate Rayhaneh which forced her into defending herself. The scuffle led to the murder of this agent. The henchmen of the clerical regime have placed Rayhaneh under savage tortures to extract forced confession from her.
Ms. Sarvenaz Chitsaz, Chair of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance, stated that the Iranian young women and girls who suffer of an institutionalized discrimination and a twofold oppression are no where safe from the evil of the heinous mullahs and the intelligence operatives and regime’s agents. Approval of the death sentence for this young woman is to intensify the atmosphere of terror in the society and in particular to frighten the girls and women who are intent not to succumb to the heinous acts and the oppression by this anti-human and misogynic regime in any way possible.
Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 29, 2014