At the time of the spokeswoman for the Center for Human Rights Defenders in IranNarges Mohammadi, published reports on the general women’s ward of Evin prison in Tehran. Yesterday, Saturday, the Iranian authorities arrested the journalist for the “Shahr” news agency, Malika Hashemi, after her appearance in the Evin court.
According to reports from Iran, Malika Hashemi came to “the court to make some clarifications”, where she was arrested.
Since the outbreak of popular protests by Iranians against the regime, Iran has arrested more than 70 journalists, half of whom are still in detention.
In her latest report, Narges Mohammadi touched on the conditions of 3 female prisoners there.
Niloufar Hamdi, a journalist for “Sharq” newspaper, and another journalist, Elhaa Mohammadi, who published the method of killing the young woman, Mahsa Amini, at the hands of the “morality police”, had been arrested since the beginning of the protests in the country.
More than 70 journalists were arrested
On the other hand, activist Narges Mohammadi, on Saturday, in her report on female prisoners in Evin, mentioned the names of 3 women: Weda Rabbani (30 years old), Sepideh Qolian (28 years old), and Majkan Ilanlu (52 years old).
Mohammadi confirmed that Weda Rabbani was arrested 4 months ago and held for 70 days in solitary confinement. She added that activist Qulian also spent 80 days in solitary confinement, and she is serving a 4-year prison sentence.
Last Thursday, Narges Mohammadi referred to the names of 58 out of 61 female prisoners in the general ward of Evin Prison. It published details about their “conviction, solitary confinement, interrogations, and the formation of judicial files for them, as well as their conditions of detention and their right to access treatment services,” which reflects the severity of the suppression of women prisoners by the Iranian regime.
Elderly people and mothers
This imprisoned human rights activist described the solitary confinement of female prisoners as a gross violation of human rights and acts of torture. She added that 57 out of 58 female prisoners had been subjected to this “terrible, inhumane torture”.
Mohammadi added that most of these prisoners, especially those who have been in solitary confinement for a long time, suffer from complications and diseases resulting from confinement in these cells.
Mohammadi herself spent 5 months in solitary confinement.
According to this activist’s report, 10 of the female prisoners are over sixty years of age, and all of them are sentenced to 10 and 5 years in prison, and more than half of them are mothers.
In addition, some female prisoners suffer from serious illnesses that make it difficult for them to endure imprisonment, and their conditions are worsening day by day.