Massoumeh Senobari in a dreaded Karaj prison; Political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Parastoo Moini are exiled instead of being released
According to the news published in recent days, Massoumeh Senobari was arrested on December 31, 2022, in Karaj and transferred to the city’s Fardis Prison (Kachouii). Ms. Senobari’s family is unaware of her condition and is worried about her.
Massoumeh Senobari, the daughter of Mohammad Ali, was born in 1988 in Tabriz and has a daughter. She had been sentenced to 8 years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting” the mullahs’ supreme leader and was imprisoned in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Tabriz.
Massoumeh Senobari was arrested on February 24, 2019, and was transferred to the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Tabriz. She was brutally tortured during interrogation and could not walk due to vicious whipping. Due to the blows to the head, her vision was blurred. Her leg broke under the torture, and her heel cracked. She was released in August 2019 on a bail of 600 million tomans until her trial.
Massoumeh Senobari was arrested again on February 5, 2020, without a previous summons, at her sister’s house and subjected to severe torture. In October 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak in the Central Prison of Tabriz, she was infected with the Covid-19 disease.
Political prisoner Massoumeh Senobari also suffers from heart problems, but the Tabriz prison authorities prevented giving her the medication provided by her family. She was eventually released from prison in 2021.
Ms. Senobari was again arrested in Karaj and transferred to Fardis Prison (Kechoui) on December 31, 2022, and there is no information about her condition.
MEK political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Parastoo Moini notified of banishment
On January 30, 2023, the clerical regime’s Judiciary informed the MEK political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Parastoo Moini that they would be banished to Qom prison. The two political prisoners are currently detained in Evin Prison.
Security forces arrested political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Parastoo Moini on February 24, 2020, and transferred them to the solitary cells of Ward 209 of Evin Prison.
According to a verdict on January 23, 2021, political prisoner Zahra Safaei, her daughter, Parastoo Moini, and her son, Mohammad Massoud Moini, were sentenced to eight years, six years, and six years of imprisonment, respectively.
Zahra Safaei and her children are accused of “assembly and conspiring to act against national security through communication with the Mojahedin (MEK),” “fulfilling their goals,” and “participating in Mojahedin circles and gatherings.” Their other charge is “propaganda activity against the state through writing slogans, reading statements and letters, and installing banners on public roads.”
The decision to banish political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Parastoo Moini is communicated to them when two-thirds of their prison term has passed, and they should be released.
Ms. Safaei was taken to the hospital on August 31, 2021, due to a heart attack after much hindering. Then she underwent a heart operation, and because of the closure of two vessels, two balloons were placed for her. Despite her unfavorable physical conditions after the heart operation and her inability to endure imprisonment, Zahra Safaei is still incarcerated.
Zahra Safaei, born in 1962, is the daughter of Hassan Ali Safaei, one of Tehran Bazaar’s well-known merchants. Mr. Safaei was one of the political prisoners under the deposed Shah time, who was executed in Evin Prison by the mullahs’ regime in 1981 for being an MEK supporter.
Zahra Safaei was a political prisoner in the 1960s for eight years in Evin and Qezel Hesar prisons for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
She was arrested in 2019 along with her two children, Parastoo and Mohammad Massoud. Parastoo Moini, 21 years old, is a computer science student.