According to the statement issued by the Amnesty International on March 9, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee are serving their prison term in a prison which used to be an industrial chicken farm with "unsanitary conditions" at present. Access to the outside world for Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is being"severely restricted," the statements reports.

Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee are kept in the quarantine section of the prison, the place where inmates suffer from lack of food and improper drinking water.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, who has been on hunger strike for 35 days, is in very poor health.

Atena Daemi is serving a sentence of seven years solely for her peaceful human rights activism, including charges related to distributing anti-death penalty leaflets and posts on Facebook and Twitter criticizing Iran’s execution record.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is serving a sentence of three years for writing an unpublished, fictional story on the practice of stoning women to death.


Amnesty International called for the women’s immediate and unconditional release.

"We are extremely alarmed by reports from Shahr-e Rey prison about the targeting and escalating ill-treatment of Golrokh and Atena," said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s research and advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa.

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