Former political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Prasto Moeini arrested in Tehran
On Thursday, September 14, 2023, according to the Iranian Human Rights Society, Zahra Safaei and Prasto Moeini arrested in Tehran and transferred to Evin Ward 209.
These two former political prisoners arrested in Tehran on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Mrs. Zahra Safai, 61 years old, suffers from heart disease and high blood pressure. She had a heart attack in Qarchak prison before and now she has two balloons in her heart.
According to experts, the reason for these arbitrary arrests of former political prisoners is the government’s fear of the 2022 anniversary of the national uprising.
Political prisoner Zahra Safaei, born in 1962, is one of the political prisoners of the sixties who was imprisoned for 8 years in Evin and Qazalhisar prisons for supporting the People’s Mujahideen. His father Hassan Ali Safaei (known as Haji Safaei) was one of the well-known bazaars of Tehran and one of the political prisoners during the Pahlavi dictatorship and the shameful rule of Velayat-Al-Faqih, who executed in Evin prison in 1981.
Zahra Safai along with her daughter Prasto Moeini previously arrested in March 2019 in Tehran.
In January 2020, she was tried by Judge Shahmirzadi in Branch 23 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. And sentenced to 8 years in prison on charges such as “gathering and colluding against the regime”. And also “propaganda against the regime” and “insulting Khamenei and Khomeini”.
Prasto Moeini, a computer student, was born in 2000 and is the daughter of Zahra Safai.
After her arrest in March 2019, she sentenced by Judge Shahmirzadi to five years in prison for the charge of “community and collusion”. And to one year in prison for “propaganda against the regime” for a total of 6 years in prison.
Zahra Safaei and Prasto Moini released from Evin prison in January 2022 and arrested again yesterday, Wednesday, September 13.
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