On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the security forces arrested Maryam Karim-Beigi at her house and transferred her to an unidentified location. Karim Beigi’s brother, Mostafa Karim- Beigi, is one of the victims of the 2009 protests and her family has frequently been in the news.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Maryam Karim-Beigi was arrested by security forces in Tehran.
In a video post on social media, Shahnaz Akmali, Karim-Beigi’s mother, broke the news that at 7 AM, security forces raided her house and arrested her daughter.
The reason for this arrest, her whereabouts and the charges are unknown so far.
Earlier on February 21, 2022, the security agents had searched Karim-Beigi’s house and confiscated personal belongings including cell phones. Six days later, Maryam Karim-Beigi was summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence for interrogation.
On April 10, 2022, Maryam KarimBeigi was informed about her expulsion from the university.
In previous years, Shahnaz Akmali had also faced arrests and convictions for her civil activities and seeking justice for the killing of her son.