Thursday, September 28, 2017

Maryam Akbari-Monfared: Political Prisoner and Mother in Evin Prison Iran

Maryam Akbari, Golrokh Iraee declare support for protesting workers

Evin political prisoners Maryam Akbari Monfared and Golrokh Iraee sent out an open letter in support of the continued protests of the workers of Ahvaz Steel and Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factories on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
In the letter of support released by the Haft Tappeh Workers' Syndicate, Maryam Akbari and Golrokh Iraee wrote:

Iranian Political Prisoner Banned From Family Visits Writes a Happy Birthday Letter to 13-Year-Old Daughter

An Iranian political prisoner who has been imprisoned for nine years and was recently banned from receiving family visits has written her daughter a letter to wish her a happy 13th birthday.
Maryam Akbari Monfared wrote: “My dear Nazanin: I was not with you on your 13th birthday. I know that by now you understand why we’re apart. I know that you’ve suffered a lot these past nine years. Yet, we have promised each other to smile until smiles light the faces of all of Iran’s children. We promised each other to cherish our brief visits, for all of the times that we miss being together. We have pledged together to vanquish a monster.”

Three women political prisoners deprived from family visitations
Golrokh Iraee, Atena Daemi and Maryam Akbari Monfared, three women political prisoners in the women's ward of Evin Prison have been deprived of their family visitations for three weeks since Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Prison agents have argued that the illegal verdict has been handed down because of the three women political prisoners’ verbal argument with prison guards at the visitation hall where they chanted slogans.

Women political prisoners in Evin condole Moradi family
Women political prisoners Atena Daemi, Golrokh Iraee and Maryam Akbari Monfared offered their condolences to the family of the slain political activist, Eghbal Moradi, from behind the bars in the women’s ward of the Evin Prison.
they addressed their messages of condolence to Zaniar and Loqman Moradi, death-row Kurdish political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj.
Read the part of their message

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My compatriots and I are the ones to grant amnesty - Maryam Akbari

olitical prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has recently sent out an open letter from the women’s ward of Evin Prison rebuking Salavati, one of the clerical regime’s notorious judges, who sentenced Ms. Akbari to 15 years’ imprisonment.

In response to the inquiry of Ms. Akbari’s husband about her freedom, Judge Salavati said, “Let me check out and see whether her name is on the amnesty list.”

In a strongly-worded open letter, Maryam Akbari Monfared reacted by listing the mullahs’ crimes during their rule and boasted of having opposed the regime. She said, “My enchained compatriots and I are the ones who must grant amnesty.”
The letter published on March 30, 2018
Reads the text click here

Maryam Akbari Monfared speaks out in defense of former inmates
Political prisoner, Maryam Akbari Monfared, imprisoned in the Women’s Ward of Evin, sent out an open letter to protest officials’ lack of reaction to the hunger strike of her former inmates, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee. She wrote in her letter:

I am reaching out from Evin Prison, from behind concrete walls to international organizations and human rights institutes to beseech everyone whose heart beats for humanity to hear the cries of the mothers of Golrokh (Iraee) and Atena (Daemi). The mothers’ hopes are tied to your assistance.

Everyone knows of the phrase “hunger strike.” But it is very different to hear of this phrase or to watch a human being who is on hunger strike suffer. They are under a flurry of pain and the body melts bit by bit. They have no other way but to continue their path. They get physically weaker everyday, but they become ever more determined with every passing day.

Maryam Akbari Monfared speaks out in defense of former inmates

Maryam Akbari-Monfared was forced to spend her childhood visiting family members in state prisons and cemeteries. Her three brothers and sister, all political prisoners, were executed without trial in the 1980s, and now Maryam is a political prisoner herself.
 Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner in Women’s ward in Evin prison, despite her illness, is deprived of medical treatment and hospital, while her illness’s condition is getting more complicated.
She suffers from severe pain in the knee and foot because of prevention of treatment for her rheumatism disease, and this is while prison officials, despite awareness of her physical condition, have refused to send her to medical centers for treatment.

Amnesty International Issue Urgent Action Notice for Iranian Female Prisoner Threatened With Extended Sentence
In May this year, political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared’s husband, Hassan Jafari Hatam, was summoned to Tehran for an interrogation. He was unaware of why he would be summoned, but he went to the Ministry of Intelligence office anyway.
When he got there, he was abused and officials said that his wife’s sentence would be extended by an extra three years. They explained to Hassan that this was because his wife was writing about her siblings, and the tens of thousands of other political prisoners, who were killed during the 1988 massacre, in open letters from prison.
Last year, Maryam filed a formal complaint calling on an investigation into the 1988 massacre and has since written several open letters.
On Monday, Amnesty International published an updated Urgent Action notice regarding her case saying that she was threatened to an extended sentence because she is seeking justice for the unlawful massacre of 1988.
Amnesty International’s statement pointed out that Maryam’s official complaint has not been processed, and as a punishment authorities have denied her urgent medical appointments that are essential to treat her thyroid problems and issues with rheumatoid arthritis which is giving her severe pain.
Maryam has been in prison since the end of 2009. She was given a 15 year sentence on the charge of “enmity against God”, however her only “crime” was to speak to relatives over the phone who are members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The PMOI is a legitimate opposition group that is fighting for the rights of the people of Iran.
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Maryam Akbari denied medical leave and treatment
Iranian political prisoner Maryan Akbari Monfared needs medical treatment but Evin Prison authorities refuse to let her go to a hospital for treatment.
Maryam Akbari’s husband in an interview said, “Despite her detention for nearly eight years, she continues to be denied the right to a prison leave and does not enjoy any of her legal rights.”
Hassan Jaafari added, “Members of my wife’s family were executed in the 80’s and her siblings are members of the Mojahedin (PMOI/MEK). At the time, they were in Camp Ashraf in Iraq, and my wife had spoken to them several times on the phone. And this is her charge. I was present when my wife was tried at the 15th Branch of the Revolutionary Court. I was holding my young daughter. Judge Salavati told my wife, ‘You are paying the price for your brothers and sister.’ Then, I was left with three young girls whose mother has been in prison for six and a half years… It is nearly seven years that they’ve taken away my wife and I am left behind with three girl children. I have to constantly go to the Prosecutor’s Office and to the prison and then there’s work and the children,” he added.
Maryam Akbari Monfared
Amnesty International: Iran Political Prisoner Threatened With Extended Jail Sentence for 1988 Massacre Complaint
Amnesty pointed out that prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared had been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison. This was in reprisal for her open letters seeking truth and justice for her siblings who were extra judicially executed in 1988. She has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since 2009 serving a 15-year sentence.
Maryam Akbari Monfared
Letter by Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner held in Evin Prison July 9, 2017
Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner detained in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, addressed a letter to the ambassadors who recently visited Evin prison. She wrote about issues that had been concealed by the Iranian regime’s authorities during their visit.
Maryam Akbari Monfared
Woman Political Prisoner in Iran: This Regime Will Not Reform
Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner in Iran, issued a letter saying she will boycott the upcoming May 19th presidential election.
“This regime in its entirety is illegitimate for the Iranian people! And my vote is a no to the Islamic rule,” she wrote.
 Read the letter in part
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared wrote to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and urged them to probe the case of her siblings massacred by the Iranian regime in 1988.
Maryam Akbari Monfared Deprived Medical Treatment in Evin Prison Women's Wards 

Click here to read Maryam Akbari Monfared- letters from Evin prison,Is there anyone to help us

UN working group accepted Maryam Akbari’s complaint

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