Maryam Akbari-Monfared: Political Prisoner and Mother in Evin Prison Iran
Maryam Akbari-Monfared was forced to spend her childhood visiting family members in state prisons and cemeteries. Her three brothers and sister, all political prisoners, were executed without trial in the 1980s, and now Maryam is a political prisoner herself. If her case were reviewed, she would be eligible for release, but the authorities have refused all her demands, including for an inquiry into her siblings’ deaths. The judiciary must halt the ongoing abuse and intimidation of Akbari-Monfared, investigate her legitimate demands and secure this innocent woman’s release.