Imprisoned rights attorney, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s mother passed away in hospital yesterday. Due to her imprisonment, Nasrin did not get to see her mother for the last time, as she didn’t get to see her father before he passed away.
Following is translations of a post by Nasrin’s husband Reza Khandan on his Facebook page:
Yesterday, after admitting of Nasrin’s mother in a hospital, due to her critical condition, we sent a letter to the Court in Evin via Nasrin’s sister.
So, hopefully the same thing doesn’t happen with her mother as did with her father, where she was not able to say her last goodbye to him, and they allow her to see her mother, even for a few minutes.
A mother in poor health, that is unclear for what crime she had committed that she was banned from a visit with her daughter per a memo given to Evin’s visiting room by the Prosecutor.
Unfortunately the letter (to the Court in Evin) was returned to us shortly after, and according to the prosecutors office, the court officials refused to accept the letter.
It was an opportunity for a prisoner to be sent to the hospital so she could visit her ill elderly mother and say her farewell.
A mother who had been deprived of seeing her daughter for over a year. Especially since over the last year, many letters of request have been sent to the Prosecutor to allow them a visit.
Unfortunately, this opportunity was lost due to vindictiveness. As the saying goes; you cannot return the water back to stream that has already flowed away.
Source: Azadegan Blog