Atena Daemi’s mother wrote a letter to her daughter, a political prisoner, after being in prison for one year.
Daemi was arrested at her father’s home on October 21, 2014 and was transferred to ward 2A of Evin Prison in Tehran.
She has been accused of “propaganda against the state”, “insulting the leader”, “assembly and collusion to commit crimes against national security”.
Masoumeh Ne’mati, Atena’s mother, wrote:
“One year passed without you…
“It has been one year that I am fighting with every heartbeat, worried it might stop… and I don’t know how many more days it will endure.
“October 21 is the day that they took you away ostensibly to ask a few questions, and they sentenced you to 14 years behind bars to silence you, thinking they will defeat you. However, they did not know that after all these blows and torture you have become a statue of beauty and freedom…
“My dear Atena, for me, the one year that you have been in prison was as if you were away for many years. However, let’s not forget that your cause is as important as the history of freedom of this great country.”