In an interview on March 17, 2017, the mother of Marjan Davari called for abolition of her daughter's death sentence.
Ms. Davari's mother said, "Marjan did not deserve the death penalty. I don't know what happened in the middle of the way that the page turned… As a mother I am burning. I hope that not only my own daughter but other youths would not go on the stool."
Marjan Davari, 50, a researcher and translator, was arrested on September 24, 2015, when the Path of Knowledge Institute was shut down and its instructors arrested. She received a death sentence on March 12, 2017.