Maryam Farsiabi, Sufi woman tried after six months detentionPublished by Tirdad on August 9, 2018
Sufi woman Maryam Farsiabi was tried by The branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court and she was sentenced to six months imprisonment and a two-year ban from travelling abroad.
Sufi woman Maryam Farsiabi was arrested during the protest gathering by Gonabadi dervishes in Tehran, along with her husband, Mohammad Karimaii, and hundreds of other dervishes. She was beaten at the time of arrest so that, her arms were broken, and her jaw and spines displaced.
Mohammad Karimaii has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by Tehran Revolutionary Court.
In Varamin’s Qarchak Prison she accompanied five other women dervishes in their hunger strike for 16 days in protest to being ill-treated in jail.
The committee following up on cases of the imprisoned Sufis published a list of 324 enchained dervishes saying that the actual number of Sufi detainees is much higher.