‘In a world that women in most countries move side by side with men in science, economy, culture, arts, and politics, under the Islamic Republic women still fight for their basic human rights,’ says letter.
Written by Maya Oppenheim, The Independent
Over a dozen women’s rights activists living in Iran have sent an open letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling for him to resign from his position after his 20-year tenure.
Two of the 14 signatories have been arrested by Iranian authorities and the remainder are vulnerable to potential political persecution or arrest.
The letter, which is dated 5 August, argued a “gender apartheid” and a “patriarchal approach” has suppressed the Iranian political climate for four decades.