Zahra Bahrami

Iranian authorities allowed Zahra Bahrami, the Iranian-Dutch woman sentenced to death, a visit from her daughter, Radio Farda reports.

Bahrami was arrested in Tehran at the Ashura Day anti-government demonstrations in December 2009 in protest to the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections.

She is charged with enmity against God through membership in monarchicist groups and propagation against the Islamic Republic. The judiciary is also pressing drug-related charges against Bahrami for which she was found guilty last month and sentenced to death.

Her daughter says that her mother denies all the charges and maintains that the confessions they took from her were coerced.

Banafsheh Nayebpour, Bahrami’s daughter reports that her mother appeared “extremely scared” at the visit that took place on January 18 at Evin Prison.

Nayebpour says that her mother did indeed participate in the protests and give interviews to the foreign media regarding the events. She however emphasized that Bahrami was in no way connected to any “monarchist organization” as the charges against her state.

Nayebpour goes on to say that the Dutch Embassy in Tehran has promised them “all the cooperation they can offer” and adds: “I will do everything in my power to save my mother.”

However, she says that they have refused their lawyer’s advice to seek a pardon because that would indicate that they have accepted the charges against her mother.