Iran: Amnesty International’s submission to the Commission on the Status of Women regarding concerns about the harassment and imprisonment of women, including rights defenders and members of minorities in Iran.

Amnesty International

This submission to the Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission) is intended to draw the Commission’s attention to the continuing pattern of human rights violations experienced by women in Iran in reprisal for their peaceful human rights or political activities on account of their ethnic origin, their faith, the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and association, or their relationship to men who have expressed views dissenting from those considered acceptable by the Iranian authorities.

The submission provides case updates to the situation of five women previously raised by Amnesty International in its submission to the Commission in 2011— including of a woman who participated in the 55th session of the Commission – and highlights the cases of five additional women. These cases are accompanied by an appendix (Appendix 1) listing reports, articles and action materials published by Amnesty International since last year’s submission, which raise awareness of the plight of women and of individual women activists and others in Iran.  Amnesty International believes that all women featured in this submission who are imprisoned are prisoners of conscience who should be released immediately and unconditionally.
To access the full report please see the attachment and  link below. 
Status of Women in Iran.pdf141.47 KB