Women's rights defender Maryam Bahreman who was arrested on 11th May 2011 in Shiraz has been subjected to an interrogation about her human rights activities and in particular her recent attendance at the 55th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women conference in New York in March of this year.The judicial procedure against her will start only after the interrogation has finished.
Front Line is concerned by the interrogation that she has been subjected to for her attendance at an international conference and believes that this is an infringement on her right to freedom of expression.
Following 14 days of incommunicado detention Maryam Bahreman's family were allowed to visit her in the detention centre at Shiraz where she is being held. It is reported that her lawyer has not yet had access to the file. Front Line issued an urgent appeal on 20th May 2011 following her arrest and detention and that of Mahboubeh Karami.
See here the original appeal on this case