Maryam Karim-Beigi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison, Flagellation, Paying a Court Fine

The Revolutionary Court of Tehran has sentenced Maryam Karim-Beigi to five years in prison, 74 lashes and a fine. If the verdict is confirmed on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, three years and seven months for one charge will be enforceable. Karim Beigi’s brother, Mostafa Karim-Beigi,  is one of the individuals that the security forces killed during the 2009 protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Maryam Karim-Beigi was sentenced to five years imprisonment, 74 lashes, and a fine payable to the court.

Karim-Beigi’s mother, Shahnaz Akmali broke the news on social media, saying that her daughter has been sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for meeting an Iranian singer. Karim-Beigi has also been sentenced to one year on the charge of propaganda against the regime and one year for having alcoholic beverages in her possession.

On April 10, 2022, Karim-Beigi was expelled from the university she was attending. On June 14, 2022, the security forces arrested Karim-Beigi at her house and transferred her to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She was released on 700 million tomans bail on July 9.

Maryam Karim-Beigi Arrested at her House

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.

Shahnaz Akmali Arrested and Taken to an Unknown Location

HRANA News Agency – Shahnaz Akmali, mother of Mostafa Karim Beigi, who was killed during the protests in 2009, was arrested at her house by the security forces. Security forces seized her belongings after they inspected her house.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Shahnaz Akmali was arrested by the plainclothes forces and was taken to an unknown location, in the early morning on January 25, 2017.

A close source to Karim Beigi family told HRANA’s reporter: “5 to 6 plainclothes agents raided Mrs. Akmali’s house and inspected it and then seized all her belongings including electronic devices and took them.”

Shahnaz Akmali is Mostafa Karim Beigi’s mother, who was killed during the protests in January, 2009.

Mostafa Karim Beigi was shot in the head, around Neauphle-le-Château Street in Tehran. Although he was a resident of Tehran, security forces did not allow his family to bury him in Tehran, so they were forced to bury him in in Shahriar in Karaj.

Mrs. Akmali had been summoned by the security forces, every year before his son’s anniversary, and got warnings regarding the restrictions to be followed in the anniversary.

The families of political prisoners go on hunger strike

HRANA News Agency – Davar Hosseini Vojdan’s mother goes on hunger strike in solidarity with political prisoners.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mozhgan Moradpour, the mother of Davar Hosseini Vojdan who is imprisoned in ward 350 of Evin prison and was beaten by prison guards started her hunger strike in solidarity with political prisoners since April 23rd. Continue reading “The families of political prisoners go on hunger strike”

Security Forces Threaten the Families of Those Killed after the Elections

HRANA News Agency reports that according to Jaras, families of those killed after the disputed presidential elections in Iran who were visiting their gravesite in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery were harassed and threatened.

Families gathered to commemorate their loved ones were interrogated for several hours and ordered to leave. Family of Amir Arshad Tajmir who was killed last year in Ashura were in Behesht-e Zahra’s part 302 on the anniversary of his birthday. Families of Sohrab Erabi, Ramin Ramezani, and Mostafa Karim-Beigi were among the participants.

Security forces arrested and interrogated Sohrab Erabi’s mother for several hours before releasing her. In recent days, threats on the families of those killed after the elections have been escalated. Security forces have also attempted to attack some of the families’ houses and prevent them from gatherings to honor their loved ones.

 

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Security Forces Threaten the Families of Those Killed after the Elections

HRANA News Agency reports that according to Jaras, families of those killed after the disputed presidential elections in Iran who were visiting their gravesite in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery were harassed and threatened.
Families gathered to commemorate their loved ones were interrogated for several hours and ordered to leave. Family of Amir Arshad Tajmir who was killed last year in Ashura were in Behesht-e Zahra’s part 302 on the anniversary of his birthday. Families of Sohrab Erabi, Ramin Ramezani, and Mostafa Karim-Beigi were among the participants.


Security forces arrested and interrogated Sohrab Erabi’s mother for several hours before releasing her. In recent days, threats on the families of those killed after the elections have been escalated. Security forces have also attempted to attack some of the families’ houses and prevent them from gatherings to honor their loved ones.