Negin Sheykhol Al-Islami who is the founder of the Azar Mehr Women's Social and Cultural Society of Kurdistan was released today (Sunday November 23rd 2008) from Section 2009 of the Evin Prison where she was imprisoned for 49 days.
Three weeks before her arrest Ms. Sheykhol Al-Islami had undergone a serious medical surgery which caused great concern for her health and well being in Prison. This led numerous national and international human rights organizations to voice concern for Ms. Sheykhol Al-Islami's health and well being and ask for her immediate and unconditional release.
Ms. Sheykhol Al-Islami a human rights activist, founder of Azar Mehr Women's Social and Cultural Society of Kurdistan and a journalist was arrested on September 5th 2007 and transferred to solitary cells in Section 209 of the Evin Prison. No trial date has been set for Ms. Sheykhol Al-Islami.
By: Ahmad Andaryari
Translation: Sayeh Hassan