Campaign Activists Visit Family of Mahboubeh Karami

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Change for Equality: Some of the activists in the One Million Signatures Campaign paid the family of Mahboubeh Karami a visit on Friday April 9, 2010. Mahboubeh was arrested on March 2. Since her arrest she has only been allowed a visit with her family. She has been in solitary confinement the entire time of her detention.

Last year, on her way to visit the family of the late Dr. Zahra Baniyaghoub, along with several other women’s rights activists on the occasion of the New Year, Mahboubeh was arrested. She was only released a few hours prior to her mother’s passing. The 9th of April marks the one year anniversary of her mother’s passing. Mahboubeh was able to contact her family for the second time since her detention in March 2010. She expressed regret about not being able to be with her family for the one year anniversary of her mother’s passing and was upset that she was not able to participate in the customary mourning ceremonies. She also informed her family that she was facing charges of “participating in illegal protests and membership in the group Human Rights Activists in Iran.” Still, according to Mahboubeh, her interrogations are ongoing.

It should be noted that Mahboubeh’s father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease as well as Parkinson’s disease and Mahboubeh was his main caretaker over the past year.


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