Iranian political prisoner publishes heart-wrenching letter

Maryam Akbari Monfared is an Iranian political prisoner who was arrested in 2009 and convicted to 15 years in jail for the notorious charge of “enmity against God”. This charge is used, together with similar charges such as “insulting the Supreme Leader”, meaning criticizing the regime. But perhaps her fate was sealed since three of her brothers and one sister were all executed by the regime. A letter she wrote found its way out and reading it should make you count your blessings: her health is deteriorating, her family is falling apart and worst of all, her small daughter is growing up far away from her.


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