In the continuation of widespread arrests on the eve of the uprising, Forough Taghipour and Marzieh Farsi arrested
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Forough Taghipour and Marzieh Farsi arrested. This is done in continuation of widespread arrests on the eve of nationwide demonstrations of the Iranian people last year.
These two former political prisoners arrested in Tehran on Monday 21 August 2023 and transferred to Evin prison. They have not been in contact with their families so far.
Mrs. Farsi diagnosed with cancer. She is now denied access to her medication after her arrest and her family worried about her physical condition.
Forough Taghipour, born on May 10, 1994, has a bachelor’s degree in accounting. On February 24, 2020, she arrested along with his mother and sentenced to 5 years in prison..
She imprisoned in the women’s ward of Evin prison until January 2023.
Marzieh Farsi, born in 1965, is a housewife and has two children. Previously, on February 18, 2020, she arrested in Shahreri and subjected to torture and interrogation.
She sentenced to 5 years in prison. Marzieh Farsi released from the women’s ward of Evin prison on February 22, 2023.
The mullahs’ regime systematically engages in political violence against women in Iran. Female political prisoners are routinely sentenced to long solitary confinements during which they interrogated and tortured.
the international community and prominent human rights organizations must continue to pressure the Iranian regime and hold its members accountable for their crimes and violence against women in Iran.
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