Zohreh Mansouri was first arrested one year ago by security forces and held for 90 days in solitary confinement. She was later released on bail and subsequently sentenced by the court to five years in prison on charges of harming national security. However, due to her age and serious medical condition, her punishment was commuted to two years in prison and five years probation. During her first arrest, Mansouri was ill with breast cancer and her medical condition deteriorated in prison. She underwent surgery during her imprisonment, but was transferred immediately afterwards to solitary confinement. Mahbuba Mansouri, sister of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Mansouri, has always been subjected to heavy pressure due to the activities of her brother, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison in exile on charges of conspiring with opposition groups.
Source: Iran Daily Brief