Massoumeh Yavari and her husband were initially accused of supporting the PMOI/MEK
Former political prisoner Massoumeh Yavari is detained in limbo after 72 hours.
Massoumeh Yavari’s family went to the Prosecutor’s Office of Golpayegan to follow up on her case, but they were insulted and mistreated by the judiciary officials. The family is concerned about the conditions of Massoumeh Yavari as she is deprived of having access to her medicines.
She used to have two injections every day as part of her treatment before being arrested.
Ms. Yavari was arrested by agents of the Intelligence Ministry at her home on Monday, September 4, 2023. Some 20 agents attacked her husband as he was entering the house.
The Intelligence Ministry agents had warrant instructing them to even break into the house and make the arrests. Ms. Yavari’s husband was accused of supporting the opposition PMOI/MEK and destroying public properties.
They ransacked the house and confiscated some of their personal belongings. Ms. Yavari has not been allowed to call her family since her arrest. There is no information available on the fate of this former political prisoner.
Massoumeh Yavari was born in 1979 and lives in Golpayegan in Isfahan Province. Security forces arrested her in Tehran in September 2009. She was later sentenced to seven years in prison for having contacts with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).