On Saturday night, January 21, 2017, women imprisoned in the women’s ward of political prisoners at Evin Prison held a ceremony to condole the firefighters and relatives of the victims of the blaze and collapse of the Plasco Building in Tehran.
In step with other strata of the Iranian people, they held a vigil and observed a minute of silence to honor the firefighters who lost their lives when buried under the rubbles.
The women political prisoners also issued a statement, declaring their willingness to donate blood to the wounded.
Maryam Akbari Monfared, Maryam Olangi, Samira Izadi, Shirin Ershadi, Fahimeh Aarafi, Nassim Bagheri, Elaheh Barmaki, Laila Jaafari, Laila Jama’at, Atena Daemi, Nadereh Rastgou, Azita Rafizadeh, Nazanin Zaghari, Maryam Naghash Zargaran, Mahvash Shahriari, Roya Saberi, Elham Farahani, Fariba Kamalabadi, Noushin Abdol-Baghi, Fatemeh Mossanna, Nargess Mohammadi and Afarin Nissari were among the participants in this ceremony.
The 56-year-old 17-story Plasco Building in downtown Tehran totally collapsed on Thursday, January 19, 2017, after the building caught fire.