Smash the gallows-tree of the reactionary anti-women
Islamic regime of Iran:
Zeinab and Sakineh are the victims of
a system in which to be a woman is potentially a crime.
Recent reports indicate that new
waves of executions are on the way in Iran. Among the cases now coming to light
is that of a young woman, Zeinab Jalalian,
accused of being a member of a Kurdish opposition group, who is on death row
awaiting hanging, and Sakineh Mohammadi
Ashtiani, accused of adultery by the Islamic
injustice system without any substantial evidence. The fact is that Zeinab and Sakineh are the
victims of a system in which being a woman is potentially a crime.
The Islamic Republic made women the
slaves of the slaves from the very beginning when it seized power. For the 31
years since then the religious regime has legalized the torture, rape and
execution of women. The open suppression of women is a lever in the hand of the
Islamic Republic for the control of the society and the subordination of the
There is no doubt that the
widespread presence and the active role of women and in particular young women
in the forefront of the struggle against the Islamic regime in the recent
uprising of the people has outraged the reactionary regime. Now the regime is
determined to take revenge in any way possible. The rampant violence of the
male chauvinist and patriarchal system of the Islamic Republic against women is
meant to consolidate the subjugation of women. This is the reason that this
anti-women system cannot be reformed. The only way to liberate women from
systematic state and domestic violence is to overthrow the system whose pillars
rest on the enslavement and subjugation of women.
The criminal system of the Islamic
Republic wants to prevent its inevitable death by expanding the dimensions of
suppression. By increasing the number of executions, they want to terrify those
people who throughout the last year clearly cried out their decisive opposition
to the Islamic Regime of Iran, in the streets, in schools and universities and
in the medieval and horrifying prisons.
Today all freedom-loving and
progressive people of the world as well as the Iranian people and all those who
conscience is awake should feel the need to act in the face of the Islamic
Republic's crimes that are increasingly taking a disastrous dimension. The
Islamic regime's chains of violence and suppression should be smashed as soon
as possible. We should act immediately to prevent the execution of Zeinab and Sakineh and hundreds
of political prisoners. The lives of hundreds are in danger. We should be able
to stop the killings of every single of them by organizing our protests.
Surely the channels of the numerous
and conscious struggles of all the progressive and freedom-loving peoples for
the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the building a society without
suppression, violence, torture and execution should join together.
March Women’s Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan)