Iran: Activist woman detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison

In brief telephone call with her family, Shahnaz Akmali informed them that she is detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She also said that a 100-million-touman bail has been issued for her.

Ms. Akmali lost her son, Mostafa Karim Beigi in the uprising of 2009.

Ms. Sholeh Pakravan, human rights and anti-death penalty activist, published a post on January 27, 2017, in which she protested the arrest of Ms. Akmali. She wrote:

“Shahnaz is a very kind woman who tried to heal the pain of bereaved families… There are many families who can attest that she spent a large portion of her hardly-earned income on their food and other needs in the absence of their breadwinners, so that they would not go hungry… I urge everyone who cares about this land to try every possible means to help Shahnaz return home.”