Farangis Mazloumi, mother of Soheil Arabi held incommunicado

Farangis Mazloumi, mother of Soheil Arabi held incommunicado

Published by on August 16, 2019

Evin Prison’s authorities have banned all outside communications to family and friends of Farangis Mazloumi.
Ms. Farangis Mazloumi had telephone calls with her family every Saturday. But unlike the routine process of the last three weeks, this week she was not allowed to make the telephone call.
Prison authorities have issued a 300 million toman bail for her release, which her family cannot afford.

Mrs. Mazloumi, the mother of a prominent political prisoner, Soheil Arabi, was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and sent to Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison on 21 July, 2019.

She was arrested only for defending her son. Given her history of heart problems, her family is very worried.
She is being kept in Evin’s ward 209 where the detention center is for Iran’s political prisoners and is said to be run by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry.

All outside calls or contacts to Farangis Mazloum have been cut-off.
Her son, Sohei Arabi, photographer, blogger and civil activist, was arrested in December 2013 by the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet and other sanctities.

Arabi was kept two months isolated in solitary confinement and subjected to relentless interrogations in Ward 2A, where is under the control of the IRGC.

In July 2015, his death sentence was commuted to 7.5 years in prison. But then again, in October 2018, he was sentenced to another 3 years in prison and exile to Borazjan, in southern Iran.

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