Atena Faraghdani, artist and child’s rights activist, was imprisoned for her work and for visiting families of political prisoners. She spent two months under psychological pressure while in the custody of the Revolutionary Guards.
She was only released on heavy bail after her health conditions deteriorated due to her dry hunger strike. In a clip released on the internet, Atena talked about details of her detention and interrogation. She revealed that the authorities had camera in the womens’ toilets and baths. She also revealed that while on hunger strike, she was forcibly stripped of her clothes and searched violently because the guards had watched her through the cameras and had seen her take two paper cups that she intended to use for drawing. Atena said that she still has nightmares about being exposed while using a bathroom and she only reveals these details hoping that it never happens to another prisoner. Atena has been again summoned to the Iranian regime’s so-called revolutionary court.