Hanieh Farshi: Prisoner of the day

Sentenced to seven years in prison for "insulting Supreme Leader"

RAHANA: Hanieh Farshi Shotorban, 28, is a blogger from Tabriz. Security forces entered Hanieh Farshi's home on 18 July 2010 at 6:00 a.m. and arrested her after searching her home. They also confiscated her computer, telephone, and personal items. She was first transferred to Tabriz Intelligence Office Detention Center, and later to Evin Prison in Tehran.

In June 2011, Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghisseh, sentenced Farshi to seven years in prison on charges of "insulting the Supreme Leader," "acting against national security," and "insulting Islamic sanctities."

After serving seven months in "temporary detention" inside Evin Prison's Ward 209, Farshi was transferred to Evin Prison's Methadone Ward, where other female political prisoners are also kept. She does not have telephone and in-person family visit privileges.

Update, RAHANA: Committee of Human Rights Reporters reported on 8 February that Hanieh Farshi is in poor health inside Evin. She suffers from kidney problems according to the report and was transferred to a hospital for treatment, but she was returned to the prison without any improvement in her conditions.


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Our prayers for Hanieh

by Arthimis on

Our prayers for Hanieh Farshi's health, safety and Freedom along with all innocent Iranians imprisoned & tortured by these psychotic criminal people and regime in Iran... Vaay beh Aan Rooz in Ghaatelaan maslan Eslami be dast mardom Azad Iran dastgeer shavand, Vaay bar aan ROOZ!!!


Doorood bar tamame Iranian e mobarez...

by Bavafa on

Iranian woman have shown an exceptional bravery thru direct involvment in challenging this tyranny called IRI.  They deserve our full support in their struggle for freedom and a campaing for their immediate and uncondtional freedom.

 My hats off to every one of these young and brave bunch.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



"Seven years for "insulting the supreme leader"".........

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Well, this is the democracy, VF style for you.

Freedom For Hanieh and every single political prisoner of the Fascist Islamic regime.


Maryam Hojjat

May She be Free soon with

by Maryam Hojjat on

Fall IRR/IRI soon.