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News: Women

Iran: Women prisoners denied visits from children, activists arrested

NCRI - Female political prisoners in Tehran's Evin Prison have been denied visits from their children for more than a month, according to reports from Iran.

Among the women refused permission to see their children are Faran Hessami, the mother of a four-year-old girl, Maryam Akbari Monfared, a mother of three girls aged 7, 13 and 14 year-old girls, Sediqeh Moradi, mother of a girl aged 14 and Fariba Kamal Abadi, mother of a 16-year-old girl.

The denial of access to children is one of the tactics used by the regime to increase mental pressure on political prisoners.

Meanwhile, the family of student activist Maryam Shafi-pour have received no information about her condition since her arrest three weeks ago, and been threatened by security forces.

Regime agents in the city of Marivan also arrested female activist Sa’adat Iranpour on August 7 and transferred her to an unknown location, according to reports.

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