19 out of the 23 Activists from the Womenâ€™s Movement, Women Journalists and Civil Activists have been Released
Friday 22 January 2010, by
Feminist School: During the past few days after the incidents of Ashura, large number of activists such as Mansoureh Shojaee, Zohreh Tanekaboni, Badarolssadat Mofid, Mahin Fahimi, Leyla Tavassoli, Noushin Ebadi, Nasrin Vaziri, Nilofar Hashemi Azar, Atiyeh Yousefi, Bahareh Hedayat, Nafiseh Asghari, Maryam Ziya, Mahsa Hekmat, Parisa Kakaee, Forough Mirzayie, Sara Tavsoli, Parvaneh Rad, Zoya Hassani, Negin Derakhshan, Sulmaz Alimoradi, Mehrane Atashi, Somaye Alemi, Lili Farhadpour and many others have been arrested.
Women activists who were arrested before the Ashura are Shiva Nazarahari, Azar Mansouri, Somayeh Rashidi (Somaye Rashidi was released on February 25th) , Zahra Jabari, Kobra Zaghe Doust, Atefeh Nabavi, Shabnam Madadzadeh, Mahdiyeh Golrou are still in prison.
N.B. : The released 19 are Atiyeh Yousefi, Noushin Ebadi, Zoya Hassani, Nasrin Vaziri and Mansoureh Shojaee, Sulmaz Alimoradi, Zohreh Tonekaboni, Mahin Fahimi, Mahsa Hekmat, Parisa Kakaee, Forogh Mirzayie, Parvaneh Rad, Parisa Kakaee, Sara Tavasoli, Leila Tavasoli, Mehrane Atashi, Somaye Alem, Nafiseh Asghar, Lili Farahdpour.
Mansoureh Shojaee women rights activist arrested
Mansoureh Shojaee translator and one of the founding members of the One Million Signatures Campaign for equal rights was arrested at midnight of December 28th, 2009 at her home. Lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh who represents Mansoureh Shojaee states: â€œThe security forces entered Mansourh Shojaeeâ€™s home at 11 oâ€™clock and whilst she was not there, they searched the house and waited till 3 in the morning, they arrested her when she arrived home. They did not say where they were taking her.â€ Mansoureh Shojaee has also been banned from traveling outside Iran since 2007.
N.B.:Mansoureh Shojaee was released on bail in the amount of $250’000 on January 27th.
Arrest of Badrosadat Mofid: Long serving journalist
Badrosaddat Mofidi ,the secratery of Journalism society , were arrested with her husband Masoud Aghayi on December 29th 2009 in their home.
Nilofar hashemi Azar: Architect at Tehran University arrested on the day of Ashoura
Nilofar Hashemi Azar with her mother Shaharzad Nasiri arrested from the Jamalzadeh Street. Even though Shaharzad Nasiri was allowed bail but Nilofar is still in detention.
The day of the Ashoura saw heavy casualties and 8 dead as a result of street fighting between the people and security forces.
Nasrin Vaziri arrested
Nasrinâ€™s family visits to the court to find out on the whereabouts have been unsuccessful as Nasrinâ€™s name is not in any of the list of detainees issued by the court. They have been told as the arrest has not been issued by the court that would mean that Nasrin has been arrested by unknown security forces.
N.B. :Nasrin Vaziri was released on January 20th.
Mahin Fahimi member of the Mother for Peace was arrested
According to reports, they security forces entered Mahin Fahimiâ€™s home and arrested her and son and Ardavan Tarakameh.
Mahinâ€™s daughter elaborates â€œthe security forces entered my mothers home at 11 oâ€™clock in the evning and as her guests complained and asked for the warrant and one member of the security forces Mr Salehi stated that Mahin has been under investigation before and started writing her warrant, the security forces remain in my motherâ€™s home till 4 am and arrest all the guests. The next morning my brother went to find out the whereabouts of mother and guests but unfortunately he was arrested too.’’
N.B. : Mahin Fahimi was released on February 9th
Arrest of Zahra Tonekaboni member of motherâ€™s for peace
Zahrahâ€™s family after making enquiries are aware of her imprisonment and whereabouts. Motherâ€™s for Peace are a group of mothers that have been campaigning in the frame work of the law for many years.
Statement issued by Motherâ€™s for peaceâ€ Zahra Tonkaboni lost her husband when she was young and has been a serving member of the education ministry and is also suffering from dualities as well the loss of her sister and her child.’’
N.B. : Zohreh Tonekaboni was released on February 9th
Leyla Tavasoli arrested
Daughter of Mahmood Tavasoli and niece of Ebrahim Yazdi, one of the longest service members of Nehzate Azadi, has been arrested. Leyla is 27 years old and has no record of political activism and no record of membership in any political organisation.
N.B. :Leyla Tavasoli was released on February 23th
Noushin Ebadi: sister of Shirin Ebadi
Noushin Ebadi a lecturer at Open University was arrested from her home and transferred to prison.
Shirin Ebadi stated that her sister Dr Noushin Ebadi has been arrested and she has no news of her, also that she has no record of political activism or member of any organisation.
N.b.: Noushin Ebadi was released on January 14th.
Atiyeh Yousefi arrested in Rasht
Atiyeh a member of campaign for one million signatures and an activist of progressive (religio â€“ nationalist forces) Atiyeh Yousefi and Mazyar Shokoori from Nehzate Azadi were arrested and transferred to the central prison of Rasht.
N.B.: Atiyeh Yousefi was released on bail in the amount of $20’000 on January 12th.
Nafiseh Asghari arrested
Nafise a student in chemistry at Sharif University was to report to the interior ministry and since then there is no news of her or her whereabouts.
N.B. Nafiseh Asghari was released on March 3th.
Member of the student participation central council has been arrested. Amin Ahmadeyan, Bahareâ€™s husband has stated that:’’ the security forces entered our house with an arrest warrant and took my wife and her personal belongings such as books and her computer.’’ Bahareh is imprisoned with 2 other students Mehdi Arabshahi, Millad Asadi.
Maryam Ziya women and child protection activist
Maryam Zia was arrested from her home. When the security forces entered her home, she was not in so they made her children to contact her and ask her to come home and when she did she was arrested. No news from her or her whereabouts.
Parisa Kakaee arrested
Parisa Kakaee, member of the Committee for Human Rights Reporters, was arrested on January 1, after responding to a telephone summons and appearing at the office of the Intelligence Ministry. Currently seven members of the Committee are being detained in Ward 209 of Evin prison, and other members have been threatened and summoned.
N.B. : Parisa Kakaee was released on February 17th
Mahsa Hekmat arrested
Mahsa Hekmat, journalist in Etemad Newspapar was arrested after Ashura
N.B. : Mahsa Hekamat was released on February 1th
Forough Mirzaee was arrested
Forough Mirzaee and Roozbeh Karimi a husband and wife arrested, both are members of human right activist and Forough Mirzayi is also a solicitor.
N.B. : Forough Mirzaee was released on February 9th
Sara Tavasoli arrested
Sarah is Leylas sister who is also arrested. Sara is the daughter of Mohamad Tavosoli member of Nehzate Azadi, 2 other members Amir Khoram and Mohsen Mohagheghi are arrested too.
N.B. : Sara Tavasoli was released on February 23th
Another detainee from the Ashoura Day, Parvane was allowed to call her family from prison after 7 days.
N.B. : Parvane was released on February 7th
Member of the reformist participation front was arrested from her home .
N.B.: Zoya Hasani was released on January 13th.
Negin Derakhshan a journalist Arrested: during the government organised demonstration, by Basijis from her office.
30 members of the mourning mothers have been arrested
On Saturday afternoon (9th January) a number of the Mourning Mothers and their supporters were once again arrested in Laleh Park in Tehranon. Fourteen of the mothers were transferred to Evin Prison.
all of them were all released after 3 days.
Sulmaz Alimoradi was arrested
Sulmaz Alimoradi, member of Nehzate Azadi, was arrested on January 17th.
N.B. : Sulmaz Alimoradi was released on January 27th.
Mehrane Atashi, photographer, was arrested
Mherane Atashi, photographer, with her husband were arrested on January 12th, 2009 in their home.
She was working with Hamshahri Newspapar and Soroush Javan’s Magazine.
N.B. : Mehrane Atashi was released on March 1th
Somaye Alemi was arrested in Saveh
Somaye Alemi and her husband Peyman Chalaki , political activist, were arrested on January 17th, 2009 in their home in Saveh, one ot small town in Iran.
N.B. :Somaye Alemi was released on February 24th
Lili Farhadpour, journalist was arrested
Lili Farhadpour was arrested on Januarey 21, 2009. her boy, Behrang Tonekaboni was arrested before her mother. Behrang was editor of "Farhang Ashti magazine".
N.B. Lili Farhadpour was released on March 13th.
Translated by: Sahar Mofakham
Source in Persian: http://iranfemschool.com/spip.php?article4000