4.03.2020
Human Rights Without Frontiers

Mari Mohammadi, a Christian convert, was released from prison

Reports from Iran indicate that Fatemeh (Mari) Mohammadi, a Christian convert, was temporarily released from Gharchak Prison on 30 million Tomans (approximately $ 2000 USD) bail on Wednesday, 26 Friday 2020.

The release of this Christian convert will be valid until the end of the judicial process. Mari Mohammadi was arrested on Sunday, January 12, 2020, during the protest rallies following the crash of the Ukrainian passenger plane by the Revolutionary Guards in Tehran. According to the Human Rights Activists in Iran, the court hearing the charges against Mari Mohammadi will be held on Monday, March  2, 2020, at Branch 1167 of the Tehran Criminal Court.

Along with releasing this prisoner of conscience, the condition of prisons was dangerous due to the spread of the coronavirus. Clinics and dispensaries in prison are very poor in terms of facility and hygienic. The high number of prisoners is greater than the capacity of prisons and the risk of deadly coronavirus infection in prisons is higher.

Regarding the current condition of Iran and the closure of government centers due to spreading coronavirus, it is unclear whether the court of political and social activists will be postponed or not.

The appeal court had previously announced that the case of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Isavi, and three Christian converts was scheduled to be held on February 24, but the court was also postponed.

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