Yasaman Aryani, one of the female political prisoners incarcerated in the women’s ward of Evin Prison, has been transferred to the IRGC-Intelligence ward 2A since October 5, 2019. She is serving her 16-year sentence . Her family was only informed of the fact when they went to visit her.
In another event, two female political prisoners Atefeh Rangriz and Sepideh Qolian held a sit-in at the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin advocating for two common prisoners there, Soqra Eftekhari and Akram Bayrami. The two are kept in solitary confinement under harsh conditions. Ms. Rangriz and Ms. Qolian declared that they will go on hunger strike if their demand is not met.
Farangis Mazloumi, who has been held in solitary confinement at Ward 209 of Evin Prison for more than three months, is now officially charged with “propaganda against the state”, “association and collusion”, “participating in illegal gatherings”, and “communicating and giving interviews to dissident groups.” Farangis Mazlomi, mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, can be freed on a bail of 400,000,000 tomans (approx. $3,478). Though Mrs. Mazloumi is in poor physical and psychological health, her family is not able to provide the bail.
Also on Saturday, October 5, 2019, the 75-year-old mother of political prisoner Kamran Darvishi was battered as she went to visit him because she was carrying a hand-free radio with her.
Faezeh Abdipour, a female Gonabadi Dervish, was summoned to the Evin Prosecutor’s Office for her final defense. She was arrested during the uprising in December 2017-January 2018. Ms. Abdipour was formerly sentenced to 12 years in prison, 74 lashes, two-year exile to Borazjan and two-year ban from social activities and leaving the country.
In another development, the 6-year jail sentence and 74 lashes for student activist Sepideh Farhan was commuted to 2 years after she protested the court ruling.