- Ahmed Shaheed, UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty, HRW, EU members
Maryam Akbari Monfared was one of the 2009 post-election protesters. She is a homemaker and has three children, the youngest one of whom is six years old.
Security forces stormed the home of Maryam Akbari Monfared and arrested her following the Ashura Day protests on 31 December 2009, and transferred her to Evin Prison. She was accused of "Moharebeh through membership in Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization," though she repeatedly stated that she had no ties to the organization. Maryam Monfared was detained for months without detention orders.
On 6 May 2010, Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Maryam Akbari Monfared to 15 years in prison and exile in Rajaee Shahr Prison on charges of "moharebeh," or enmity with God. The Judge presiding over the court said that the ruling was made "with consideration of Islamic kindness."
Maryam Akbari Monfared's sentence was upheld in its entirety by an appeals court, and was enforced when she was transferred from Evin Prison to Rajaee Shahr Prison on 27 September 2010. In May 2011 Maryam Akbari Monfared and many other female political prisoners were abruptly transferred from Rajaee shahr Prison to Gharchak Prison in Varamin. After public objections to the poor conditions of Gharchak Prison, they returned the prisoners to Evin Prison.
Several members of Maryam Akbari Monfared's family were political prisoners during the 1980's, four of whom were executed during the mass executions of late 1980's, according to Committee of Human RiGHts Reporters.
مریم اکبری منفرد، زندانی سیاسی که از سال 88 در بازداشت به سر می برد در نامه ای به دختر هفت ساله اش که امروز اولین روز مدرسه رفتن را تجربه می کند، آروز کرده است روزی کنار دخترش باشد بدون آن که "نگران پایان وقت ملاقات باشی."
مریم اکبری منفرد، در دی ماه سال 88 بازداشت و در شعبه 15 دادگاه انقلاب توسط قاضی صلواتی به 15 سال حبس محکوم شد.
او که تاکنون نتوانسته از حق مرخصی استفاده کند، سال 90 به دلیل سنگ کیسه صفرا و وضعیت بد جسمی مجبور به عمل بود. در ابتدا بازجوها و دادستان با مرخصی موافقت کردند و وثیقه یک میلیارد تومانی توقیف شد، اما نظر دادستان تغییر کرد و در نهایت وی اردیبهشت گذشته در بیمارستان میلاد با هزینه خانواده و با دستبند و پابند و شرایط شدید امنیتی مورد عمل جراحی قرار گرفت.
1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Maryam Akbari Monfared.
2) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!
The Free Maryam Akbari Monfared petition to Ahmed Shaheed, UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty, HRW, EU members was written by mariam and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.