Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner in Evin Prison, has been denied family visitations for three weeks. Also, Gita Horr, one of the protesters arrested in November 2019 uprising who is currently being kept in Qarchak prison in Varamin, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The decision to deny Maryam Akbari any visits was announced and executed on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The political prisoner was deprived of family visitations only because she objected to the bad treatment of a newcomer female prisoner. The political prisoner was denied family visitations for three weeks without a disciplinary committee meeting and during administrative proceedings.
She had previously been deprived of family visits for three weeks with a verbal order of the head of the women’s ward of Evin Prison, along with political prisoners Golrokh Ebrahimi and Atena Daemi, in October 2018. The political prisoners were deprived of visits because they had protested and chanted slogans following the execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi.
Maryam Akbari Monfared has been in prison for 10 years in Evin Prison without even a day of prison furlough.
In another development, Gita Horr, one of the protesters arrested in November 2019 uprising who is currently being kept in Qarchak prison in Varamin, has been sentenced to six years in prison. The trial of this political prisoner was held at Branch 24 of Tehran Court on January 18, 2020, presided by Judge Mohammad-Reza Amouzadeh.
Gita Horr was arrested by security forces during the uprising on November 21, 2019. After her interrogations, she was transferred from one of the security agency detention centers in Tehran to Qarchak Prison in Varamin on December 1, 2019.
Born in 1989, Gita Horr is currently incarcerated in the newly established ward known as the “Club” in Qarachak Prison.