Farah Vazehan: Prisoner of the day

Sentenced to death for protesting 2009 election fraud

rahana:Farah Vazehan is an Iranian citizen who lived abroad for many years and returned to Iran to be with her 18 year old daughter. Vazehan was arrested on December 29, 2009, at her home in Tehran. Her arrest took place two days after the Ashura protests. She spent the first few months of her detention in solitary confinement at Evin’s ward 209. Vazehan's "temporary detention" lasted eight months.

On August 4, 2010, Vazehan was sentenced to death. The ruling was passed down by Judge Salavati of the 15th Branch of the Revolutionary Court. Her charges included “participation in street protests” and “being a Mohareb (Enemy of God) through collaboration with the Mojahedin Khalgh (MKO)”. Vazehan denied both charges in court. Her execution sentence was initially upheld by the Appeals Court. The Supreme Court, however, overruled the sentence in January 2010 and her case was sent to the 28th Branch of the Revolutionary Court.

Farah Vazehan suffers from a serious heart condition is currently inside the Methadone Ward of Evin Prison along with dangerous criminals and drug addicts. Prisoners held in the Methadone ward are only provided access to fresh air for less than one hour a day. They are also deprived from access to books and using the prison library and banned from telephone privileges. The prisoners are deprived of face to face contact with their families and can only visit with them behind a booth.

Interview with Farah's sister, Homeyra:


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If it wasn't for the support of the IRI by the USA

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

The filthy IR regime would have been gone 20 years ago.  This whole Nuclear Program is really a cover for the USA to pretend it opposes the Regime while streghthening the very tyranical nature of it, while never having a real true opposition to the IRI.


on the Unannounced Policy of the USA.  Running circles around Iranians on IC and indeed the world.  Please realize, the USA doesnt care less about peace, progress, human rights and democracy for Iran. It only cares about keeping one group of mullahs in power while misrepresenting the late king of Iran who cared about these ideals and presenting him as a dictator, crook etc while it helps IRI types.  I can't believe soooooo many Iranians are in a coma regarding seeing the truth and are instead played like violins, by the news media's propaganda, which makes Iranians think the USA is opposed to IRI!!!!!


Death is what we all have to face at the end

by عموجان on

But to be alive and force to act is if you are dead is what Islam brought us. 

my thoughts with her and her family.  


MKO sympethiser or not, one strand of her hair...

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

is worth more than the life of the few hundred  pony tailed,  elderly, washington/NYC/LA/Toronto/London residing peace-nik double/triple passport holding islamist regime lobbyists.

My heart goes out to this outstandingly brave Iranian lady no less than any other political prisoner of the Islamist regime.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Bahram G

Only a totalitarian

by Bahram G on

Islamist facist has the diseased heart of treating prisoners in this fashion. On a second thought other totalitarian regimes have done and do the same thing. They are the scums of the earth. About time humanity banded together to stay the hands of these evils no matter in what part of the planet they commit their crimes.


Doorood bar tamame Iranian e mobarez...

by Bavafa on

Brave Iranian women have paid far more higher price than their share as a result of the policies of this criminal regime.

My hats off to all brave Iranians, specially women for standing up for their rights and freedom, despite greater odds against them.  They have earned my respect and gratitude and deserver all freedom loving and seeking Iranians support for their unconditional freedom

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Defend Farah Vazehan & All Political Prisoners in Iran

by Zendanian on

All political prisoners in Iran need and desreve our UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT,
regardless of what we might think about their background, their thoughts
or beliefs.

It's a sad and a very embarrassing day when even our
political prisoners are subject to litmus test to see whether they
qualify for our support or not. 


Sample Protest letter:

Please take a moment to send this protest letter or use your own version:


Free Farah Vazehan!


(we) am (are) writing this to condemn persecution and incarceration of Ms. Farah Vazehan. The death sentence brought upon Ms. Vazehan must be immediately revoked.

particular, this letter is written to express my (our) serious concern
about the health and well being of Ms. Farah Vazehan who has been imprisoned for almost two years now.

(we) condemn the continuous gross attacks on human rights in Iran. I
(we) demand the immediate and unconditional freedom of Ms. Vazehan and
all other political prisoners, and call on the Islamic Republic of
Iran to respect the right of all Iranian people; to organize, assemble and freedom
of association and expression.  






Send Copy of your Protest Letters to:

info@leader.ir, info@judiciary.ir, dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir; iran@un.int; ijpr@iranjudiciary.org, info@dadiran.ir, office@justice.ir, support@irimlsa.ir; info@humanrights-iran.ir; avaei@Dadgostary-tehran.ir;


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

*** the Islamic Republic thugs and their ***

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


It makes me sick to watch a woman in that obscene garb. To *** with Islam; and its hijab. 

I gather Simorgh is kidding: right to reason with Islam. Just like reasoning with a rock. For 1400 years the people of Iran have bent over backwards to accommodate Islam. Where did it get us: IRI. No more asking or begging: deal with them using the business end of an F14. 



by Simorgh5555 on

Pooooooooooooooooooooor Farah-----sob--sob---boo hooo

 Love is the solution. Not bullets or sanctions.  


I feel so sorry for her. Still, the only way people like Farah can be released is if we embrace the Islamic Republic. Have a civilised dialogue with them. Tell them that it is wrong to arbitarily arrests women and torture them. Lets hug a basiji and tell them that we love them and they shouldn't be doing this.

Let's reason with them and maybe Farah can be let free.

I'm sure the Basij will listen to us!