Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
The NCRI Women’s Committee
The tragic honor killing of Romina Ashrafi, a 14-year-old girl in Talesh County, by her father, is the outcome of the oppressive and medieval policies and laws of the misogynist clerical regime that encourage and promote violence against women and girls. The religious fascism ruling Iran is responsible for the murder of Romina Ashrafi.
The Iranian state media wrote that during the court hearing that ruled to send Romina back to her father’s home, she had cried and pleaded many times that if she returned home, her father would kill her. Still, the criminal Judge based on the anti-Islamic and inhuman laws of the clerical regime ordered Romina to be returned home to her father, which later became her altar.
The inhumane clerical regime’s laws encourage such heinous crimes by making it permissible to commit “honor killings” under Article 220 of the “Islamic Penal Code,” in which the father is not punishable, but will only be fined for such murders.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns the murder of the innocent 14-year-old girl and blames the religious fascism ruling Iran for her death.
The NCRI Women’s Committee urges the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Human Rights Council, international forums, and the UN special rapporteurs for women and children’s rights to condemn the Iranian regime for its misogynist laws and practices that perpetuate such killings.
National Council of Resistance of Iran – Women’s Committee
May 28, 2020
To read the statement on Women’s Committee’s website, please click here.