Dr. Maryam Arvin is not the first detainee who died after being released from prison
Dr. Maryam Arvin was laid to rest today, Friday, February 10, 2023, four days after her suspicious death. Her funeral was held in Sirjan, Kerman province, in southern Iran.
Maryam Arvin, a lawyer, passed away two months after being released from prison, the Kerman Lawyers Association announced on February 7. The statement did not specify the reason for Maryam Arvin’s death.
Maryam Arvin was arrested on November 26, 2022, during a court session in Sirjan. The presiding judge ordered her arrest for doing her professional work of defending her client.
Dr. Maryam Arvin gave counseling to the families of detained protesters in Sirjan.
Security agents attacked Ms. Arvin, pulled off her head covering, and dragged her to the ground.
Mrs. Tayyebeh Nazari, who teaches literature in Sirjan’s high schools, was also arrested after going to follow up on her daughter’s condition.
Dr. Maryam Arvin and her mother were temporarily released on bail on December 13, 2022.
According to Dr. Arvin’s uncle, she was badly brutalized while being arrested.
Dr. Maryam Arvin was an elite student becoming a lawyer at age 25 and earned her doctorate in law at 28.
Maryam Arvin reportedly got into a verbal conflict with the Revolutionary Court judge due to her defense of the protesters who did not have the money to hire a lawyer.
The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Sirjan issued a statement today, Friday, February 10, 2023, claiming that Dr. Maryam Arvin had committed suicide. The Prosecutor, Nikvarz, said she took her own life by using some medicine.
Maryam Arvin is not the first case of a detainee who died after being released from prison.
Other protesters have also committed suicide after being released from prison. They include Yalda Aghafazli, Arshia Imamgholi, and Mohsen Jafari-Rad. It is unclear whether prison authorities feed or inject them with some deadly drug before releasing them or they commit suicide due to the torture they endured in detention.