Iran: Marjan Davari’s death sentence referred to the Supreme Court

The death sentence of imprisoned interpreter, Marjan Davari, was referred to the Supreme Court.

Ms. Davari is charged with “corruption on Earth” and “collusion and complicity against the state,” for translating books on mysticism and metaphysics as well as teaching in “Rah-e Marefat” (Path of Knowledge) Institute.

She was arrested at home on September 24, 2015 in Mehrshahr, Karaj, and transferred to the Intelligence Ministry Ward 209 at Evin prison where she was held in solitary confinement for more than three months. During this period, she was under interrogation without access to legal counsel.

She was subsequently transferred to the women’s general ward on January 3, 2016. In February 2017 she was transferred to the notorious Shar-e Ray Prison, aka Varamin’s Qarchak Prison.

Marjan Davari, 50, was sentenced to death on March 12, 2017, by the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.