MEK Iran: Mullahs’ increase Violence Against Women
In today’s Iran, we see a steady increase in violence against women. State violence against women is several times more severe than social or domestic violence women face in Iran. The failure of the Iranian judiciary to fully prosecute the perpetrators has contributed to the spread of violence against women in Iran. In this episode, you’ll hear about some shocking examples of this.
“Iran ranks first in terms of domestic violence.” In Iran, no home is safe.”
On August 19, 2021, at least five women were shot and injured during a shooting spree in Isfahan. The assailant was identified and apprehended within 48 hours, but he was released on bail in less than a month. Parastoo Nauvardi, 36, explained in a video clip that her husband subjected her to brutal physical and mental torture for three years, but when she sought custody of her children from the Judiciary, the prosecutor chastised her for going public about her domestic violence experience.
Fatemeh Rasooli, the mother of five little girls, was burned to death by her husband on November 1, 2021, immediately after she revealed that their sixth child would be another girl. The next day, Fatemeh’s husband was released on bail. Farahnaz Khalili, a 25-year-old photographer, committed suicide in the city of Bushehr on August 23, 2021, after a judge refused to accept her rape complaint.
According to a social pathologist, “Iran ranks first in terms of domestic violence.” In Iran, no home is safe.”However, the proposed bill to prevent violence against women has remained unpassed for more than ten years. Even if the bill is passed, it will not improve the situation of women.
With the election of Ebrahim Raisi, a mass murderer, as the regime’s president, the prospects for improved women’s conditions appear less likely than ever.
In the absence of laws criminalizing violence against women, and in light of Iran’s misogynist laws, one can only expect violence against women to spread further in Iran.
Baroness Boothroyd: The UK Government must recognize and back the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people and their organized Resistance movement NCRI.