Maryam Naghash Zargaran Sent to Furlough

Posted on: 27th December, 2016
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Maryam Naghash Zargaran

HRANA News Agency – On November 27, 2016, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, Christian convert was sent to a 5-day furlough from Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on November 27, 2016, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, Christian convert was sent to a 5-day furlough from Evin prison.

Nasim Zargaran has been diagnosed with ASD and had a heart operation 9 years ago and needs constant medical care. She had gone on hunger strike several times to protest against her verdict and lack of medical care

Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran was summoned to the intelligence office for the first time in February 2011 and was interrogated. These interrogations which were accompanied by threatening and harassing her family members and happened in unofficial locations, continued around the subject of home churches.

Finally, she was summoned by the security police on the phone and was arrested, Saeid Abedini, Iranian-American citizen who came back to Iran for foundation of an orphanage in North of Iran was arrested, too. On the same day her father’s house was investigated by the police and her books, religious pamphlets and personal accessories were seized.

She was transferred to Evin prison in order to be finger printed and then transferred to Vozara building without any charges. She was kept there for 5 days and nights with minimum facilities for living and was interrogated there. The main topic of the interrogations was home-churches, reason of increasing number of them, their members and quality of rituals in these churches.

Ms. Zargaran was transferred to Evin prison and in branch number 2 of Shahid Moghadas charged with propaganda against the regime.

After 19 days of being under temporary arrest, she was released on the bail of 700 million IRR. She was sentenced to 4 years in prison in branch number 28 of the revolutionary court by judge Moghiseh, on charge of collusion and acts against the national security. This is while she never had a hearing about this allegation.

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