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The beating of Maryam Akbari Monfared in prison

According to the report of Jamia Aryaei news agency, citing the website of human rights in Iran, today, Thursday, September 3, 1401, Maryam Akbari Monfard, a political prisoner, was beaten in Semnan prison.

On Wednesday 2nd of Shahrivar, 1401, Maryam Akbari Monfard, a political prisoner exiled to the prison of Semnan province, was beaten by Hosseinipour, the head of this prisoner’s meeting hall, and the family of this political prisoner was also threatened and intimidated. Maryam Akbari Monfared is currently serving his 15-year prison sentence for the charge of warring through association with the Mojahedin Khalq organization.

According to an informed source in a conversation with Human Rights in Iran: “On Wednesday, when Maryam Akbari’s two children and his wife had gone to visit the prison, Majidi Kordi, the deputy of the prison, disrespectfully forced the two children of Ibn, a political prisoner, to wear a veil.” go to jail, otherwise it will prevent them from meeting. At the same time, Mrs. Hosseinipour, the head of the prison meeting room, was trying to return Maryam Akbari Monfared to prison in order to prevent her from meeting with her family. Profanity and obscene words addressed this political prisoner and finally Majid Kordi threatened to file a case against Maryam Akbari Monfared, but the meeting took place when the prison head arrived.

At the same time, Maryam Akbari Monfared has been threatened with filing a case that on July 25, 1401, this political prisoner refused to go to court for trial in a new case on the charge of propaganda activity against the regime, due to the fact that her defense lawyer did not inform her of the date of the hearing. He had refused

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This political prisoner was transferred from the women’s ward of Evin prison to Semnan prison on March 19, 2019.

On June 21, 2019, Maryam Akbari Monfard was summoned to the 2nd branch of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office on the charge of chanting slogans against the Islamic Republic on the night of 22 Bahman, but she refused to attend the hearing due to the absence of her defense lawyer and the failure to send a written notification. Was.

An open letter from Maryam Akbari Monfard

On the 11th of Farudin 1397, Maryam Akbari Monfard wrote in an open letter addressed to Abolqasem Salvati, the Judge of Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolution Court: “Full of pride and flaming with a heart full of vitality after 9 years of imprisonment that every moment I am not only asking for the blood of my brothers and sisters, I am not only asking for my whole life that you took away from me, but I am also asking for 9 years of my children’s lives that you spared them and took their childhood moments. I am and will be.”

Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared

Maryam Akbari Monfard was arrested on January 9, 2008 by the agents of the Ministry of Information and after being transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 209 and during the interrogation process, she was accused of “warfare through membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization”.

With the beginning of the proceedings on June 11, 2009, Maryam Akbar Monfard was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolution Court headed by Abul Qasim Salvati for the charge of “warfare through membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization”. This sentence was confirmed after being referred to Branch 36 of the Court of Appeal of Tehran Province.

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On May 15, 2013, Maryam Akbari Monfard, who at that time was in the women’s ward of Rajaei Prison in Karaj, along with 8 other women political prisoners, were transferred to the women’s ward of Qarchak Varamin Prison.

It should be noted that in 1360 and 1363, two vectors, Maryam Akbari, were tried and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on charges of “connection and membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization” and their death sentences were carried out.

Also, Abdul Reza and Ruqieh Akbari Monfared, the younger brother and sister of Maryam Akbari Monfared, were executed in 1367 and during the mass executions in the summer of 1367, political prisoners.

In February of 2015, Maryam Akbari Monfard submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and asked them to hold the Islamic Republic accountable for the execution of her brother and sister.

Recently, the United Nations working group, while recognizing Abdolreza and Ruqiyeh Akbari Monfard, as 2 of the countless prisoners executed in the summer of 1367, as enforced disappearances, in a letter to the Iranian government, requested an investigation in this regard.

It should be noted that Abdolreza and Ruqiyeh Akbari Monfared were among the political prisoners who were secretly executed with a short period of time left to the end of their prison sentences.

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