Kefayat Malek Mohammadi: Prisoner of the day

Arrested during 2009 post-election protests

RAHANA: Kefayat Malek Mohammadi is a 60-year old citizen who was arrested after she participated in the 2009 post-election street protests.

On Ashura Day 2009 (27 December 2009), Kefayat Malek Mohammadi, 60, and her husband Ali Asghar Mahmoudian, were arrested during the Tehran post-election protests, in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election. She spent months in solitary cells and the General Ward of Evin Prison in a state of limbo before her case was sent to trial.

In September 2010, Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghisseh completed the trial of Kefayat Malek Mohammadai on charges of "assembly and collusion with the intent to act against national security," and sentenced her to five years in prison. Her prison sentence was upheld at appeals level.

Kefayat Malek Mohammadi has served time inside Evin Prison's Methadone Ward, which is the holding ward of dangerous criminals such as drug addicts. Prisoners inside this ward are allowed only very short fresh air breaks and are not allowed to have access to books, the prison library, telephone calls, and in-person visitation.

She is currently inside the Women's Ward of Evin Prison.


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disgusting gov, justice and the rest of them

by MM on


Esfand Aashena

Jailing a 60 year old woman for nothing. Shame, shame, shame,

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


Sorry for Misspelling

by Azarbanoo on

I am so frustrated with this barbaric regime and its cruel treatment of Iranians.


Shane and Dan IRR/IRI barbaric regime

by Azarbanoo on

of barbaric akhoonds.


60 years old woman jailed in name of Islam

by عموجان on

that's a good reason to hate Islam.

my thoughts with her and her family  


Roozbeh, your quote,

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

"The shura 2009, is the day when  the entire fallacy of countering a
fascist dictatorship with peacefull demonstrations was shattered
forever..." You say the Shah was also a dictator, yet he was toppled by peaceful demonstrations, how come in that case countering a dictatorship worked with peaceful protests and now it dooesn't???


Support and defend Kefayat Malek Mohammadi!

by Zendanian on

Sample Protest letter:

Dear  virtual family, please take a moment to send this protest letter or use your own version.

Please keep in mind that for us, in our priviliged position: free and outside of Iran and IR's jails, and with acess to internet, it's only a few moments work, but for our magificent,  most courageous political prisoners  back home, in this cold winter, freezing to sickness and worse inside jails of Islamic Republic it would make a big difference. Many thanks in advance. 


Free Kefayat Malek Mohammadi!

I (we) am (are) writing this to condemn persecution and harrasment of Mrs. Kefayat Malek Mohammadi. Mrs. Malek Mohammadi a 60 years old mother has been incarcerated because of her participation in Ashura protests of two years ago. Although she's a political prisoner, she's being held along with criminal elements, and deprived of her basic rights as a prisoner ofconscious.

In particular, this letter is written to express my (our) serious concern about the health and well being of Mrs. Kefayat Malek Mohammadi.

I (we) demand the immediate and unconditional freedom for Mrs. Kefayat Malek Mohammadi, and all other political prisoners, and call on the Islamic Republic of Iran to respect the right of all Iranians to  , organize, assemble and freedom ,  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


An injury to one is an injury to all.


the whole idea of putting a 60 year old woman behind bars....

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

for attending a demonstration, protesting the theft of her votes, is a clear sign of a fascist dictator terrified of his subject, frightened of his own shaddows

personal angle here, I was there on ashura day in tehran along with hundreds of thousands of other demonstrators, mostly younger, some older, some poor, some better off, men, women. Ashura demonstrations were indeed very well attended by poor "jonoob shahri" folks. That's when I knew the islamist regime is finished, just a matter of time....  

The shura 2009, is the day when  the entire fallacy of countering a fascist dictatorship with peacefull demonstrations was shattered forever...

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


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Acts against National security” has become a de facto charge that IRI has been putting against any one they deemed a threat.  Of course this threat is only to those who have systematically been violating the human rights in Iran.  These brave bunch are our feature and they deserve our full support for a sustain campaign for their immediate and unconditional freedom.

  My hats off to each and every one of these mobarez

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory