Wife of deceased political prisoner Mohsen Dogmechi has been summoned by the prosecution to serve her 3 years sentence which was upheld by the Appeals Court.
Maryam Aldangi was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Salavati. Her sentence was upheld last year by Branch 36 of the Appeals Court presided by judge Zargar.
Maryam Aldangi is the widow of prominent Bazaar businessman Mohsen Dogmechi. He was arrested on September 7, 2009 on charges of giving financial aid to the political prisoners’ families and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Dogmechi became ill with pancreatic cancer while imprisoned, and due to lack of proper treatment in prison and delay in being sent to a hospital, died March 29, 2011.
October 2009, about a month after her husband’s arrest, Maryam Aldangi was arrested at her home. She was released on bail after 70 days of interrogations and pressure in solitary confinement in the Intelligence Ministry’s Ward 209 at Evin prison .
After her husband passed away, she was summoned by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court for holding funeral services for her husband and giving press interviews. She was arraigned on the same charges as her husband’s charges. The court issued it’s ruling for her based on these same charges.
According to the summons she has received, she must report to prison on May 1 to start serving her sentence.