Women’s Day: An Opportunity to Commemorate Female Victims of Terrorism

Women’s Day: An Opportunity to Commemorate Female Victims of Terrorism

Commemorate Female Victims of Terrorism Tehran Times, March 10 2021:… Golrokh Mehri, a Zoroastrian, said, “I was the target of a terrorist explosion by the MKO terrorists at the age of thirty. I have been struggling with the effects of that day for 42 years. I still do not know why this happened and I will leave the perpetrators of that crime to divine justice. ” In another part of the meeting, Farideh Shafei described her injuries from Saddam’s chemical attack on Sardasht: “Sardasht was first chemically attacked by the Ba’athist regime of Iraq in 1987. Mustard and nerve bombs landed on crowded and defenseless people in congested areas of the city, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more injured when they exposed to these toxic and dangerous gases.” Women’s Day: An Opportunity to Commemorate Female Victims of Terrorism 

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Women’s Day: An Opportunity to Commemorate Female Victims of Terrorism 

The Second Meeting of “Empowerment of Women Victims of Terrorism; the Necessity for Future of Human” was held at Allameh Tabatabai University in-person and via webinar on Monday, paying tribute to women victims of terrorism.

By the effort of the Association for the Defense of Victims of Terrorism in collaboration with Allameh Tabatabai University and the International Law Student Association, the event was held on Monday with scholars and women activists in human rights affairs in Iran and West Asia and the families of war veterans and martyrs of the terrorism in attendance.

Aramesh Shahbazi, a professor at Allameh Tabatabai University, said at the beginning of the meeting, “Terrorism is an ominous and unfortunate phenomenon and becomes more distasteful when it is organized. If the targets of terrorism are those who are supported by the international community, such as children and women, then these measures violate not only international values but also the human rules of societies.

“Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive definition of terrorism, and this adds to the complexity of the issue that the existing capacities and facilities in international organizations should be used and steps should be taken to empower women victims in various social and economic dimensions.”, she stated.

Shahbazi went on to say that “Women’s Day is an opportunity to raise public awareness of women victims of terrorism and emphasis on the commitment to provide ample facilities for this segment of society and improve their conditions and develop national and international networks to realize their rights and follow up on necessary actions for them.”

Shoaa Kazemi, an associate professor and faculty member at Al-Zahra University, for his part, discussed the mental health of women affected by terrorism, saying that people who were exposed to terrorist acts were suffering from disorders and noted, “Depression, anxiety, fear, diminished self-esteem, sleep disturbance, decreased tolerance and anger, locked up at home and quitting jobs and suicide are some of the symptoms that indicate that people, especially women, have been harmed by terrorism.”

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The university professor went on to make suggestions for improving the condition of the injured. Reducing discrimination, emphasizing capabilities despite shortcomings, paying attention to victims’ concerns, and creating opportunities in employment and education were some of her suggestions for women.

Dr. Ahangar, a researcher at the Institute for Social Studies and Research at the University of Tehran, said in another part of the meeting about the experience of women disabled in terrorist acts that there were cases where single women victims of terrorism remained permanently single and thus faced many problems. “Also, some women in nursing homes do not receive effective nursing services, and some of these women suffer from unknown diseases.”

Ahangar mentioned equipping sanatoriums and hiring efficient nurses and timely payment of services provided to the disabled as factors in improving their conditions.

Zohreh Elahian, a member of the Iranian Parliament and a member of the National Security Commission, in her speech on the issue of women as a common aspect of terrorism, stated: “The issue of women affected by wars and terrorist events is an important issue. We face security and terrorist acts in the region and in various countries, from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Iraq and Palestine. Many women in different countries have suffered a lot due to the terrorist acts, and such incidents indicate that human rights and human rights are merely on the word and not in practice.”

“The international community must take actions regarding this deplorable situation and use the capacity of human rights organizations to address these harms. The United Nations and the Human Rights Council and other institutions must fulfill their obligations and call on the governments of the world to take necessary steps in protecting the rights of women victims of terrorism.”

She also stressed that “From the very beginning of the revolution, we faced Saddam’s attack and witnessed that other countries and great Western powers supported Saddam. These attacks left many women wounded and martyred, and today many women are injured of the Iraqi chemicals attacks.”

Referring to the terrorist incident in the parliament and the injury of women in the incident, Elahian added, “We have not forgotten the memory of the ISIS terrorist attack on the parliament. If the non-governmental organizations do not think about it now and do not have the necessary follow-up, such crimes will continue in the future and serious harm will be inflicted on the society.”

In the course of the meeting, the women victims of Saddam Hussein’s terrorist acts, the MKO, al-Qaeda and Komala, and ISIS extended their views about the terrorist incident that led to their disability.

“I was eight months pregnant when the terrorists placed an explosive device in front of my house, ” said Fatemeh Mujbal, a victim of ISIS terrorism in Iraq, noting, “The blast wave destroyed my house. After the accident, the doctors said that my daughter would live only three days, but thank God my baby survived, but my daughter suffered from cerebral palsy.”

“I think about that incident every day and when I look at my daughter, I remember that terrorist incident. I hope that one-day terrorism will be eradicated from Iraq and the world”, she said.

Zohreh Haghpanahi for her part stated, “I was injured in a bombing in Tehran in 1982. I can now feel all the symptoms of PTSD disease with all my soul. I could not enter the community after the incident and I was afraid of encountering people. Gradually, with the help of my family, I was able to return to the community, go to university, and now serve as a teacher.

She underlined that women were the guardians of society and its real architects and they were so valuable that God had given them a mother role. “We must join hands and unite and work for freedom and justice, apart from differences between nationalities and ethnicities, and eliminate terrorism from societies. We can achieve this goal by unity among the women victims of terrorism.”

Golrokh Mehri, a Zoroastrian, said, “I was the target of a terrorist explosion by the MKO terrorists at the age of thirty. I have been struggling with the effects of that day for 42 years. I still do not know why this happened and I will leave the perpetrators of that crime to divine justice. “

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Habiba Golestani, a women’s rights activist in Afghanistan, said that unfortunately, since March 4, 2020, when the issue of peace in Afghanistan and the Taliban-US agreement was raised, not only has the fire of war not diminished, but it has become so hot that it has spread from street to houses. Assassinations began which took victims from different walks of life. Accordingly, we bought fourteen meters of white fabric and gave it to the active women of the Women’s Social Association until they collected signatures and announced their opposition to the war, and asked the warring parties to stop fighting and respond to the call for peace.”

In another part of the meeting, Farideh Shafei described her injuries from Saddam’s chemical attack on Sardasht: “Sardasht was first chemically attacked by the Ba’athist regime of Iraq in 1987. Mustard and nerve bombs landed on crowded and defenseless people in congested areas of the city, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more injured when they exposed to these toxic and dangerous gases.”

“The devastating effects and consequences of this tragedy were so great that after thirty-three years, it still casts a shadow over the sick and disabled people, especially children, and they are grappling with problems. It is noteworthy that the international community and the UN have never condemned Iraq for this crime.”, Shafei highlighted.

She stated, “I had to be sent abroad due to the severity of my injuries. One of my children was martyred in that incident and two other children became disabled, and I was the mother who lost one of her children and the nurse of two chemical disabled during those years.”

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Shafei said the assassinations were condemned wherever and in any form they were. “We hope that the international community will recognize the victims of terrorism. Hopefully, one-day peace, tranquility, uniformity, and justice will prevail in all societies and we will not witness so many crimes and injustices.”

At the end of the meeting, the statement of the Association for the Defense of Victims of Terrorism on the occasion of International Women’s Day was read. 

In a part of this statement, it states that women are the most important element of human society, which has the highest role in regulating society as a mother, and the strengthening of the world depends on this exceptional creature of creation.

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Let’s review Maryam Rajavi’s promises for Iranian women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day

Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were cherished by the United Nations for every human being on the planet about 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. These basic rights have been constantly violated by the group leaders. Violence against women is one of the most systematic, widespread human rights violation in this group. This violation is embedded in unequal power dynamics between women and men that is reinforced by harmful social norms or inequality in the group.

Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ the Cult of Rajavi) has always pretended to be an enthusiastic advocate of Women’s rights. She adds certain rights to the above-mentioned list which sound quite rational and ethical. Just to mention an example, in her message on March 8, 2019 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, she persuades the Iranian women “to rebel against the culture of surrender” and “to cultivate solidarity, compassion, friendship and trust among our people”.

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Then she tries to inform her imaginary audience about their rights. “Women are free to choose their place of residence, their occupation, and education,” she writes. “They have a right to freely choose their spouse, to freely travel, to exit the country, to divorce, and to have custody over their children.”

A very “controversial” right that she tries to explicate is what she calls “freedom of choice for selecting their attire”. She asserts, “The compulsory veiling law must be abolished”. This right is controversial not only because veiling is compulsory in Iran but also because it is compulsory in the MEK too. While women in Iran should cover their hair and body according to the law, they are at least free to choose for the color, the pattern and the design of their clothing. But, female members of the MEK are not even allowed to choose for the color of their head scarves.

This is obviously shown in the pictures broadcasted by the group, itself. All female rank and file are wearing uniforms in both ceremonies and routine life of the group. The group has no exception for the rule of forced hijab. For example, Ann Singleton was a British Christian woman when she was recruited by the MEK. She was forced to wear hijab as an MEK member. She was not able to unveil only after her defection from the group.
In the same way, Mrs. Rajavi should be questioned on other rights she suggests for Iranian women. First of all, the freedom to choose their place of residence. Members of the MEK have always been kept in concentration camps whether in Iraq or Albania. Members are not allowed to commute out of the camps. Maryam Rajavi should explain how it is possible to choose a paramilitary camp as a residence for over 40 years without any access to the outside world including your family and friends.

She speaks of freedom of choosing occupation and education. There is no such thing in the MEK camp. You cannot find an actress, an artist, a fashion designer, a hair stylist etc. among almost a thousand women residing in Camp Ashraf. All duties are scheduled under the rule of the commanders and all occupations are defined according to the agenda of the organization.

The “freedom to choose spouse” is unheard of in Maryam Rajavi’s group. According to the group’s regulations, celibacy is mandatory. Nobody has married in the MEK since the so-called ideological revolution that was launched by the group’s disappeared leader Massoud Rajavi. The revolution required married members to divorce their spouses and single members to vow for long-life celibacy. However, Massoud Rajavi was the only person who later married a group of female members simultaneously.

That means that polygamy was pretty normal for the leader of the MEK while his third wife, Maryam Rajavi utters, “Polygamy must be banned and marriage below the legal age will not be permitted”!

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She also speaks of the rights “to freely travel, to exit the country, to divorce, and to have custody over their children”. There are at least 400 children of the MEK members who have been separated from their parents, orphaned in different countries and not allowed to contact their mothers because they are not permitted to enter the camp and mothers are not permitted to travel out of the camp either.

Furthermore, about a hundred of female members of the MEK have undergone forced hysterectomy surgeries in order to elevate in the cult-like hierarchy of the group. This stage is called “the Ideal Peak” by the group leaders.
It is clear that the “culture of surrender” is actually the dominant culture in the world Maryam Rajavi and her husband have created in Camp Ashraf. In this bizarre world, it is not possible “to cultivate solidarity, compassion, friendship and trust”. Members are expected to monitor their comrades all the time; they are supposed to write reports against their comrades; they are even expected to insult and beat their peers during the self-criticism meetings which are held on a daily basis in the group.

As the most basic rights of human beings and specifically women are violated in the MEK regulations, one should forget about the right to vote or the right to own property and to earn money. As an MEK member, nobody is compensated for the long hours of forced labor and sleep deprivation.

Therefore Mrs. Rajavi must explain about at least ten issues in which the rights of her female followers are violated:

1. Female members of the MEK do not have freedom of choice for selecting their attire.

2. Female members of the MEK do not have the right to freely choose their spouse

3. Female members of the MEK do not have the right to freely travel and to exit the group’s camp.

4. Female members of the MEK do not have the right to have custody over their children and even to contact their children.

5. Certain female members of the MEK have been deprived from motherhood for their entire life by a surgery.

6. Female members of the MEK are not free to choose their place of residence, their occupation, and education. No MEK member receives academic education in the MEK camps.

7. Certain members of the MEK’s Elite Council were made Massoud Rajavi’s wives during a ceremony called “Salvation Dance”, an evidence for polygamy in the MEK.

8. Female members of the MEK are under mental and physical pressure in the cult-like regulations of the group.

9. The atmosphere of fear, threat and distrust leaves no room for solidarity, compassion and friendship among female members of the MEK.

10. Female members of the MEK are not paid for the hard work they do in the camp and so they do not own any personal property.

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Regarding the magnitude shortcomings in the ruling of Maryam Rajavi over her group, does she still envision “a bright and shining future” for “Iran’s women and people”?

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenIran Interlink, November 25 2020:… November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. Yes! It is often hidden and sometimes covered under the most glamorous slogans of feminism and democracy. The Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ the Cult of Rajavi) may be the most significant example of hidden violence against women. 

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گزارش کمپ لیبرتی 1Mazda Parsi, Nejat Society, November 28 2016:… The Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ the Cult of Rajavi) may be the most significant example of hidden violence against women.Hundreds of women taken as hostages by leaders of the cult of Rajavi are subject to a range of different forms of violence such as forced hijab, forced labor, forced celibacy and forced marriage. The latest can be considered as rape … 

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On the occasion of the Int. Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 

November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

Yes! It is often hidden and sometimes covered under the most glamorous slogans of feminism and democracy. The Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ the Cult of Rajavi) may be the most significant example of hidden violence against women.

Hundreds of women taken as hostages by leaders of the cult of Rajavi are subject to a range of different forms of violence such as forced hijab, forced labor, forced celibacy and forced marriage. The latest can be considered as rape because those women who were subject to rape have been actually brainwashed to marry the polygamous cult leader, Massoud Rajavi.

Besides, women in the Cult of Rajavi are deprived from having children. A large number of the group female members were subject to forced hysterectomy surgery.

The propaganda of the MKO cult claims to be the voice of Iranian women; it works so professional to hide the true condition of the women inside its camps. Definitely, the group leaders are “skilled manipulators of public opinion” — as said in the RAND report.

The evidences on cases of violation against women are countless. Some of them have been translated to English and some are originally in English reported by western journalists and human rights bodies.

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