Mahsa Mogouii’s close relatives have been detained in limbo without standing trial seven days after their arrest. On July 16th, they gathered at Mahsa Mogouii’s grave in the cemetery of Fouladshahr to commemorate her birthday. However, security forces arrested her father, mother, and brother.
Effat, Mahsa Mogouii’s mother, was arrested and transferred to the Intelligence Department’s detention center in Lenjan County in the central Isfahan Province. Her father, Mohammad Ali Mogouii, and brother, Milad Mogouii, were taken to Isfahan’s Dastgerd Prison. Despite the passage of seven days since their arrest, they continue to be held without a trial.
Mahsa Mogouii, an 18-year-old from Fouladshahr, was tragically shot and killed by security forces using pellet guns during the nationwide protests on September 22, 2022.
Nazila Maroofian in the women’s ward of Evin
Recent reports indicate that Nazilla Maroofian has been transferred from the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center in Ward 209 of Evin to the women’s ward of the prison.
Nazila Maroofian is a young journalist from Saqqez who studied at Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabaii University and used to work with Dideban-e Iran and Rouydad24 websites. She was summoned to the first branch of the Evin Courthouse on July 8th, where she was arrested after reporting in and then transferred to Evin Prison. On July 4th, security forces raided Ms. Maroofian’s residence and confiscated her electronic devices.
Nazila Maroofian was initially arrested on October 30, 2022, and confined to Ward 209 of Evin. She was later transferred to Qarchak Prison and released on bail of 600 million Tomans after a while.
In February 2023, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Nazila Maroofian to two years in prison, imposed a cash fine of 15 million Tomans, and issued a five-year ban on her leaving the country. The charges against her were “propaganda against the state” and “dissemination of falsities to disturb public opinion through publishing an interview with Mahsa Amini’s father.”
The prison sentence for this young journalist has been suspended for five years.