Former political prisoners, Forough Taghipour and Marzieh Farsi were arrested in Tehran on Monday, August 21, 2023. The arrests are taking place in line with the wave of arrests the regime is making on the eve of the anniversary of the Iran Uprising on September 16, 2022.
Forough Taghipour and Marzieh Farsi were arrested on Monday, August 21, 2023, and immediately transferred to Evin Prison. They have not been able to contact their families, yet.
Marzieh Farsi suffers from cancer, and she does not have access to her medications while in detention.
Who is Forough Taghipour?
Born on May 10, 1994, Forough Taghipour graduated in accounting with a bachelor’s degree.
Ms. Taghipour and her mother were arrested on February 24, 2020. She was detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison and underwent interrogation under torture.
On January 5, 2021, Tehran’s Revolutionary Court tried Forough Taghipour and her mother on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion” through membership in the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
The judge presiding over her case threatened Forough Taghipour to hand down a verdict for Moharebeh (waging war on God). She rejected this charge and pleaded not guilty. She finally received a five-year prison sentence.
Political prisoner Forough Taghipour was among the political prisoners transferred from Qarchak Prison to the Evin Prison. She contracted Covid-19 after the new Coronavirus outbreak in the women’s ward of Evin Prison.
Forough Taghipour was imprisoned in the women’s ward of Evin before being released in February 2023.
Who is Marzieh Farsi?
Marzieh Farsi, born in 1965, is a housewife with two children.
She was arrested on February 18, 2020, in Shahr-e Rey, and taken for interrogation under torture. She was released on February 22, 2023, from the women’s ward of Evin Prison.