Maryam Mohammadi Was Arrested
On July 8, 2019, Maryam Mohammadi, women’s rights activist, was arrested by security forces and was transferred to an unknown place. She was earlier summoned to the Evin prison’s prosecutor’s office in June when security forces had searched her residence and confiscated some of her belongings.
There has been no report on the reason of her arrest and her whereabouts. However, Mohammadi, along with two other women’s rights activists, Asreen Darkaleh and Narges Khorrami, were summoned to the Evin prison’s prosecutor’s office earlier.
These activists are members of association of Nedaye Zanane Iran (Iranian women’s call) which is a women’s NGO working to improve the lives of women in Iran. Mohammadi and Darkaleh were arrested during the International Women’s Day ceremonies in Tehran on March 7th, 2019. They gave speeches on subjects sch as “women as the core opposition force” and “the 40th anniversary of women movement”. Khorrami was also among the organizers of this ceremony.
In addition, two other members of this association, Akram Nasrian and Nahid Shaghaghi were also arrested by the security forces in April 2019. Nasrian was later released from the Intelligence Office’s detention center known as the Ward 209 of the Evin prison on a 200 million Tomans bond on May 2, 2019. The other arrested member was temporarily released on bail.