Source: European Parliament
According to an Amnesty International report (of 29 March2018), on 19 February security forces in Iran arrested at least 60 women from the Gonabadi Dervish community for participating in a protest in Tehran, which turned violent after security forces tried to disperse the crowds with violence and tear gas. After 24 hours the majority were released, but 11 women remain in Shahr-e-Rey prison, with reports of late-night interrogations involving verbal abuse and threats. The prison conditions are less than sanitary and access to medical facilities non-existent, with many of the women suffering medical conditions as a result of the beatings they received.
Does the EU have any intention to intervene in the situation on the women’s behalf and to bring their plight to the attention of the wider community?