05/19/2011: Community Against Denial of Higher Education: Ms. Mahvash Sabet and Ms. Fariba Kamalabadi, two Baha’i prisoners and members of the 7-member Baha’i leadership council of Iran known as the Yaran [“Friends”], were transferred from Qarchak prison [see http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/7773] to Evin prison in Tehran. They had previously been sent to Qarchak prison in Varamin on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
It has been reported that conditions in the Varamin prison were extremely harsh, with very limited facilities to handle the large number of political and criminal prisoners it holds.
Ms. Sabet was arrested on March 5, 2008 (15 Esfand 1386) and Ms. Kamalabadi has been in prison since May 14, 2008 (25 Ordibehesht 1387). They are serving a 20-year sentence [for being members of the Baha’i leadership council of Iran].
Translation by Iran Press Watch