NCRI Women’s Committee hails hunger-strikers for Camp Ashraf

10 08 2009

NCRI – The NCRI Women’s Committee hails the residents of Camp Ashraf and Iranians supporting the Resistance in cities across the globe, especially the women among them, who are on day 10 of a hunger strike. It urges all women’s rights organizations to support them.

Following the barbaric attack last week by Iraqi forces against the residents of Ashraf City, which led to the death of 9 members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and left 500 injured and 36 others taken hostage by Iraqi forces, Iranians and supporters of the Resistance in many countries have held protests and hunger strikes. In addition to Ashraf residents, supporters of the Resistance have gone on hunger strike in Washington DC outside the White House and opposite US embassies in London, Berlin and Ottawa. Many of the hunger-strikers, in particular the women, are in a poor state of health and some have been hospitalized.

Among the female hunger-strikers, who have in particular declared their solidarity with the 1,000 women of Ashraf, are girls and elderly mothers and those who have relatives in Ashraf. Many of the hunger-strikers were formerly political prisoners in the mullahs’ regime and continue to suffer from the torture they were subjected to.

Mrs. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, urges all women’s rights activists and organizations to support their sisters who are on hunger strike in these countries and rally behind their call to prevent a massacre and humanitarian catastrophe in Ashraf.

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 8, 2009


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