'Loss for Iran's wildlife': woman jailed in Tehran calls for environmentalists' release
Aras Amiri, a British Council employee, was held in Evin prison with seven members of the Persian Wildlife Heritage FoundationAras Amiri has kept a low profile since she was released from Iranian detention two years ago, avoiding interview requests after returning to the UK. But now, the British Council employee, who spent three years in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, wants to speak. An injustice has compelled her: the detention of seven friends and environmentalists she left behind.Kept in solitary confinement for 69 days, Amiri was allowed to return to Britain after serving just under a third of a 10-year prison sentence. In the women's ward, she not only met fellow British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, but Niloufar Bayani and Sepideh Kashani, two of the seven members of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation in jail since 2018. Of the nine originally jailed, one has been released after serving his two-year sentence and another, the founder of the group, Kavous Seyed Emami, died in his prison cell only two weeks after his arrest. The authorities called it suicide, but produced no autopsy. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jun/01/loss-for-irans-wildlife-woman-jailed-in-tehran-calls-for-environmentalists-release
Zdroj: The Guardian