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Public Statements in December 2004

State sponsored violence against women by fundamentalist regime in Iran

Boston, MA – 2004 marked the year of gross human rights

violations in Iran. According to the Iranian media and sources inside the country, as of the end of the year the following women were facing execution or stoning in Iran:

  1. Afsaneh Norouzi, age 32, sentenced to stoning

  2. Kobra Rahmanpour

  3. Najmeh Vosouq-Razavi - law student from Mashhad

  4. Hajiyeh Esmaeilvand, sentenced to stoning

  5. Mandana Nikkhou

  6. Shahla Jahed

  7. Faeze A. – full last name is unknown

  8. Fatemeh Haghighat-Pajou - for defending her daughter from a rapist

  9. Leyla Mafi, age 19 - the mentally ill teenager who was forced to prostitution by her mother from age 8

  10. Sara - last name unknown

  11. Zahra - last name unknown

  12. Raheleh - last name unknown

  13. Tayyebeh - last name unknown

  14. Shahnaz, - last name unknown; age 35

In addition, in 2004, four women were executed:

  1. Monireh Ghasempour, hanged in public in Tehran on July 11;

  2. Atefeh (Sahaleh) Rajabi, 16 years old, hanged in public in the northern town of Neka on August 15;

  3. Diba Zomorodian, a microbiology student, hanged in Qazvin (western Iran) on June 29;

  4. Unknown woman hanged in Qazvin on July 12.

Recently, WFAFI has received information on a mass stoning of 10 women in the city of Bushehr, southeast of Tehran, which took place in 1989. Another mass stoning took place in the province of Bakhtaran (also known as Kermanshah), southwest of Tehran, where 6 women were stoned to death simultaneously in a similar fashion.

 Women’s Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran condemns these barbaric acts and calls on all the governments and organizations to take action. The oppressed women of Iran hold those governments that appease Iran’s fundamentalist regime responsible for the ongoing sufferings and violence. Policies such as appeasement, engagement and dialogue will only embolden state sponsor of violence against women in Iran. Mullahs’ regime deserves our scorn and will be removed from power in the hand of Iranian people, particularly its women. Policies that will weaken the Iranian regime, such as economic and international isolation, are the only solution the western governments can put forth in expediting Mullah’s removal from power. We need to stand behind the efforts of those who want to send this barbaric regime to the dustbin of history.

Urgent Action Now: Save the two Iranian women facing death by stoning and execution, December 20, 2004


Update on the case of Jila Izadi’s stoning in Iran, October 19, 2004


Urgent appeal to save a 13-year-old girl from stoning, October 14, 2004


Female students demand to be heard while protesting against the fundamentalist regime in Iran Tehran’s University,  October 11, 2004


The 16th Anniversary of the Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran, September 1, 2004


A 16 year girl hanged in public for having the courage to defend herself in, August 21, 2004


Entering the 10th day of Hunger Strike, the Political Prisoners Defy the Fundamentalist Regime in Iran, July 16, 2004


Remembering, Zahra Kazemi, the Iranian-Canadian Photo Journalist Killed by the Fundamentalist Regime of Iran, July 10, 2004


Iran's Student Movement is Calling for the Overthrow of Tehran's Fundamentalist Regime, July 8, 2004


Tehran’s Fundamentalist Regime has Launched a Crackdown on Women, June 28, 2004


Islamic Fundamentalist Regime of Iran Uses Women to Recruit for Suicide Bombings in the Middle East, June 15, 2004

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