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Activist’s letter sparks campaign for mothers in prison

Imprisoned MothersRadiozamaneh -A campaign to support imprisoned mothers has been launched by a group of activists in response to the recent letter from jailed human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi.

Activist Nargress Mohammadi decries plight of mothers in prison

Kiana and AliRadioazamaneh - Nargess Mohammadi, the prominent Iranian human rights defender and deputy director of the Human Rights Defenders Centre who has been in prison for over two months, has written a letter from Evin Prison revisiting eight years of motherhood in the light of her activism.

Roya Nobakht: British woman imprisoned in Iran over anti-government Facebook comments is 'tortured

Independent - A British woman who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2013 for posting derogatory comments about the country's government on Facebook has been subjected to "physical and psychological torture" in jail, according to campaigners working for her release.

Intelligence Ministry Seeking “Maximum Punishment” for Prominent Human Rights Activist - The Intelligence Ministry has made a written request to impose the maximum punishment on human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Jailed activist takes stand for mothers imprisoned in Evin

Nargess MohammadiRadiozamaneh - Jailed human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi has written a letter from Evin Prison addressed to the Tehran prosecutor to protest the visiting conditions at the prison.

The Latest List of the Political Prisoners in Women’s Section of Evin Prison

Atena Daemi

HRANA News Agency – The following list includes the political prisoners of women’s section of Evin Prison in Tehran. These prisoners have been sentenced in total to more than 190 years of imprisonment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are 22 women in this section, 15 of whom are political and civil activists, 6 are from religious minorities and 1 of them is imprisoned on charge of espionage.

A. Political and Civil Activists:

1. Bahareh Hedayat, 9 years and 6 months.

2. Narges mohammadi, 6 years.

3. Hakimeh Shokri, 3 years and 6 months.

4. Neda Mostaghimi, 3 years.

5. Sajedeh Arabsorkhi, 1 year.

6. Maryam Shafipur, 2 years and 6 months.

7. Atena Farghdani, 12 years and 9 months.

8. Atena Daemi, 14 years.

9. Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, 7 years.

10. Farideh Shahgoli, 3 years.

11. Maryam Akbari Monfared, 15 years.

12. Sedighe Moradi, 10 years.

13. Reyhane Haj Ebrahim Dabbagh, 15 years.

14. Behnaz Zakeri, 10 years.

15. Zahra Zehtabchi, 12 years.

B. Bahais:

16. Mahvash Shahriari, 20 years.

17. Elham Farahani, 4 years.

18. Fariba Kamalabadi, 20 years.

19. Nasim Bagheri, 4 years.

20. Faran Hesami, 4 years.

C. Christians:

21. Maryam Naghash Zargaran, 4 years.

D. Others:

22. Elham Barmaki, 5 years.

AI Decries Prison Time For Iranian Female Activists

Atena Farghadani (file photo)RFL/RE - Amnesty International says the sentencing of Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani to more than 12 years in prison is a "terrible injustice" and a "violation her rights to free expression and association."

Young Activist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Facebook Postings and Peaceful Protest

Atena - A young civil activist who has been held at Evin Prison since October 2014 has been sentenced to seven years in prison at her interrogator's urging, a source close to the case told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, for her Facebook postings and her participation in peaceful gatherings.

Husband of Jailed Activist Narges Mohammadi Asks Rouhani’s Minister to Review Her Case - 250 Activists and Journalists Sign Statement Calling for Her ReleaseIranian Judiciary authorities have advised the family of detained human rights activist Narges Mohammadi that her May 5, 2015 arrest and transfer to Evin Prison was in fact enforcement of her six-year prison sentence dating back from a 2011 judicial case, which she had been unable to serve as a result of illness, her husband Taghi Rahmani told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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