Iran’s judiciary continues to use harsh punishments against women protesters
Tahereh Bejervani, the widow of Ali Fotouhi, who was shot and killed by security forces during the November 2019 uprising, was arrested on December 21, 2022, at her workplace in the Tehran suburb of Shahrak-e Qods.
Tahereh Bejervani’s detention has been extended for another month due to her refusal to submit to interrogation and make forced confessions.
Tahereh Bejervani called her family on January 1 to inform them that she was being held in Evin Prison’s Ward 209 at the time. She claimed she had only been interrogated once during her detention. According to social media reports, security forces pressed Ms. Bejervani to accept fabricated charges.
Niloufar Mohandes, 17, was arrested during a protest by detained protesters’ families outside Karaj’s Gohardasht Prison and taken to an unknown location.
Families of prisoners and a large number of young people gathered outside Gohardasht Prison in the early hours of January 12 to prevent the execution of detained protesters Mohammad Ghobadlou and Mohammad Broghani. They chanted slogans until dawn, demanding that his execution be halted.
Niloufar Mohandes was arrested after protesting the executions of Mohammad Ghobadlou and Mohammad Broghani outside Gohardasht Prison. So far, no institution has accepted responsibility for her arrest and subsequent response to her family.
On December 11, 2022, during nationwide protests, Mousavi, from Ahvaz, was shot by police. Mahboubeh Mousavi was last seen in an apartment after being shot and has since gone missing.
Mahsa Salehi, 17, was arrested on January 8 in Freedom Square for assisting arrested protesters in escaping from a police van during the nationwide protests. She was taken to Evin Prison, where security guards broke her nose and left hand in an attempt to force her to confess. Mahsa Salehi is said to be in poor physical condition, and her wounds have become infected. She is not permitted to have visitors.
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