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Maryam Malek

Maryam Malek [1]

UPDATE: (30 April 2009) Maryam Malek was released on 29 April at midnight local time after spending 5 days in detention. Five members of the Mothers Committee of the One Million Signatures Campaign met the spokesperson for the Judiciary and presented their protest letter to the head of the Judiciary. They requested him to release Maryam on 28 April. Malek who was previously ordered to be released on $20,000 bail, was released on a third person guarantee.

(27 April 2009) Maryam Malek is a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign and a reporter on legal matters related to family courts. She was arrested and transferred to Vozara Detention Center on 25 April 2009, after being summoned for interrogation and charged in the Revolutionary Courts.

She has been charged with “propaganda against the state,” and “membership in the One Million Signatures Campaign.” The magistrate, Mr. Heidarifard, has issued bail in the amount of $20,000 (20 Million Toman), but she was not able to provide such large amount. She is currently being held in Tehran’s Evin Prison.