Ms. Baharin Asgarieh was arrested on August 27, by unknown persons while praying at the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Massoumeh in Qom, while observing a fast. She was blindfolded and handcuffed and taken to an unknown location. No information is available on her fate since then.
A group of women and supporters of imprisoned teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri have staged a sit-in protest in Qom in protest to the death sentence issued for Mr. Taheri, who is himself presently on hunger strike in Evin Prison.
Ms. Baharin had been arrested once before after the death of her father and imprisoned for 40 days in Evin Prison under psychological pressure by interrogators.