Iran: A number of dervish women imprisoned in Qarchak identified

A number of women arrested in the attack on Gonabadi dervishes on the night of February 19, 2018, in Tehran have been identified.

They include Nafiseh Moradi, Avisha Jalalian, Shokoufeh Yadollahi, Nazilla Nouri, Shima Entessari, Sima Entessari, Maryam Farisani, Massoumeh Barakouhi, and Elham Ahmadi. They have been transferred to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin.

Seventy of the women arrested during the dervishes’ gathering in Golestan Haftom Ave. in Tehran, have been brutalized and taken to the Quarantine Ward 3 of the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin. There is no information available on the fate of other women arrested in the dervishes’ gathering.