Maryam Sadat Yahyavi arrested

Maryam Sadat Yahyavi, Green movement activist was arrested at her residence on Sunday November 2nd.

According to Kaleme the civil rights activist was previously among the many who were arrested on February 14, 2011 (25 Bahman). She was subsequently sentenced to 3 years in prison, which was later reduced to one year. However after an official medical report showed that she was suffering from a terminal disease, her prison term was suspended.

Last summer Maryam Yahyavi was among a group of young Green activists who were interrogated after being summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence for distributing green candles during a religious ceremony.

The reason for her detainment is not known and it is unclear which government agency ordered the arrest of the activist. Maryam Sadat Yahyavi has cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment when she arrested.


Maryam Yahyavi

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