Security forces in Tabriz entered Sharareh’s home and, after searching the area and confiscating her personal items like her computer and phone, they arrested her at 6:00am on July 18, 2010.
She was taken to a detention centre run by the Tabriz Ministry of Intelligence. Later, she was transferred to Evin prison.
Her charges include “insulting what is sacred” and “having contacts with a foreign entity”. It is believed that her charges are related to her Facebook membership and activities.
Sharareh Farshi Shotorban has no history of political activism.