Generations Without Justice: The Story of Maryam Akbari

By September 12, 2017 September 3rd, 2019 No Comments

The video, ‘Generations Without Justice: The Story of Maryam Akbari’, raises awareness of the brutal oppression of Maryam Akbari-Monfared and her family in Iran and Maryam’s fight for justice.

In the 1980s, Maryam’s sister and three brothers were extrajudicially executed. Following the 2009 Ashura Day protests, Maryam was arrested and charged as a result of her alleged membership to outlawed opposition group PMOI, an accusation which she has repeatedly denied and for which there is no evidence.

In September 2016, Maryam filed a complaint to the Prosecution Office of Tehran on the subject of the extrajudicial executions of her siblings, demanding an impartial investigation into their case. Instead of investigating her complaint, the Judiciary has denied her access to medical treatment and she has been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison.

As the Court did not respond to her request, Maryam appealed to the UN Working group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, urging the group to question the Islamic Republic on the case of her siblings.

In this video, Justice for Iran and the Center for Human Rights in Iran demand, ‘Iran’s judiciary must halt the abuse and intimidation of Maryam Akbari- Monfared, investigate her legitimate demands and secure her release’.