Widow of environmentalist who died under Evin prison interrogation, finally joins her children in Canada

By The Free Iranian Staff
Iranian-Canadian environmental activist and professor of sociology, Kavous Seyed-Emami and his wife Maryam Mombeini.

Maryam Mombeini, widow of environmentalist Kavous Seyyed Emami, who died while in custody and under brutal interrogation by Khomeinist agents at Evin prison in Tehran in February 2018, arrived in Canada after nearly 18 months of being barred from leaving Iran.

Kavous Seyyed Emami, 64, an environmental activist and sociology professor was jailed along with several other activists who are said to still be in prison on charges of espionage. Mr. Emami was found dead in his cell two weeks after his arrest. The notorious Khomeinist regime Judiciary officials however, typically tried to pass off his death as suicide.

Kavous Seyed-Emami

Following her husband’s untimely death, Tehran’s officials scrambling to suppress the details of Seyed Emami’s death, prohibited Mombeini from leaving Iran, in order to make sure that her sons, who quickly left for Canada, would not tell the world about the specifics of Emami’s death. Canadian officials had repeatedly called on Iran to let Emami’s widow leave Iran and unite with her children.

Emami’s children who live in Canada tweeted about their mother’s arrival in Vancouver late Thursday night.

The Khomeinist regime authorities who are perpetually paranoid of being called out on their human rights violations and continue to charge all detainees of espionage, have refused to release the remaining eight environmentalists from prison. There is no prospect for an end to their imprisonment anytime soon.


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