Shima Babai Released on Bail

 Friday, June 3, 2016 5:18:21 PM

Shima Babai, the 22-year-old civil rights activist, was released on bail of $33,000 (100 million Tomans) on June 1, 2016 after enduring eight days in solitary confinement in Evin in the hands of the IRGC.

She, a young architecture student, was arrested by IRGC officials in a raid at her father house on May 26, 2016. Officials seized her personal belongings- books, writings and cell phones- in the attack, BCR Group has learned. She was taken to isolation Ward 2-A in the notorious Evin prison.

Iran's officials allegedly accused her on the ambiguous charges of "propaganda, assembly and collusion against the regime of Iran", rights groups said.

Shima was previously detained along with Mahmoud Masoumi and Elham Rasoulibaghi during a peaceful protest in support of Iranian researcher in alternative medicine Mohammad-Ali Taheri three weeks ago, in which she was released after several hours by court order.

By: Kaveh Taheri