Maryam Akbari Starts Her 12th Year Prison in Evin Prison

Maryam Akbari Starts Her 12th Year Prison in Evin Prison

Published by on December 30, 2020

International Liberty Association: Maryam Akbari Monfared started her 12th year in prison on Wednesday, 30 December 2020. She is a political prisoner jailed in Evin since 2009 without one day of furlough.
Maryam Akbari was arrested at 3 a.m. on 30 December 30, 2009, after the uprisings on 27 December the same year.

In June 2010, the 15th Branch of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced her to 15 years in prison on the charge of “Moharebeh (waging war on God), a charge which she never accepted.

She was detained for nine months in solitary confinement in the Intelligence Ministry Ward 209, the Methadone Ward and the women’s ward of Evin Prison. She was relocated to Rajai Shahr Prison in October 2010 and finally moved to the notorious Qarchak Prison in April 2011.

Ms.Maryam Akbari Monfared protested the conditions in Qarchak Prison by writing several letters to the regime’s authorities and to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Rapporteur for human rights in Iran. As a result, she was returned to the women’s ward of Evin where she has been detained since.

On 31 May 2020, she was summoned to the Evin Courthouse to be arraigned with charges levelled against her in a new case. But she refused to appear in the courthouse because the summon was not written, she did not have access to her lawyer, and also because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

ILA: Maryam Akbari Monfared has three daughters but she has not been granted even one day of leave during the past 11 years. She suffers from thyroid malfunction and rheumatism.
It should be mentioned that, Two of her brothers were executed in 1981 and 1984 for their political activities.

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