Iranian activist Shokoufeh Azar Masouleh remains in jail without being charged and cannot put up bail due to a lack of financial means. In a letter from jail, Azar Masouleh writes that the court has not agreed to reduce the bail and release her until the time of her trial.
The Justice For Iran website published the letter on Thursday January 21 and reports that the Azar Masouleh has not been given a court date after seven months in jail.
Azar Masouleh was among the women demonstrating in front of Parliament two years ago to protest the repeated acid-throwing attacks on women on the streets of Isfahan. She also participated in the protests by human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in front of Iran’s Bar Association in support of Sotoudeh’s demand to reinstate her right to practice law.
She was arrested last June without a warrant at her home.
She reports that she has not been formally charged or been given the right to counsel.
The Human Rights Activists News Agency reported that Azar Masouleh is accused of ”propaganda against the regime, collusion and establishing conflicting groups against the regime”, according to an informed source.