When she received no response, Ms Farghadani chose to record a Youtube video describing exactly what had happened to her inside Evin prison (shown at the top of this article).

On 17 October 2014, for example, she was beaten and strip-searched by two female guards.

Her supposed transgression was to have tried to smuggle some paper cups from a bathroom to her cell.

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Ms Farghadani is sometimes reported to have been locked up because she published satirical cartoons of Iranian MPs.

“Imprisoned for drawing cartoons in Iran”, is Amnesty International’s summary of her case. True enough, she was arrested in August 2014 for publishing satirical images on Facebook and spent the next three months in Evin prison in Tehran, before being released in November.

But Ms Farghadani’s most serious offence was what came next.

Instead of staying silent about her treatment in jail, she wrote letters of protest to the men who rule Iran: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, Hassan Rouhani, the President, and the Head of the Prison Service.

How would you respond to a spell behind bars in a repressive country?

Most of us would probably opt to keep quiet and try resuming our lives.

Somewhere in Iran, probably in Gharchak jail outside the town of Varamin, a young woman is now a prisoner because she made the opposite choice.

At a time when Britain has reopened its Embassy in Tehran and a procession of European foreign ministers, including Philip Hammond, has visited Iran, Ms Farghadani’s ordeal demonstrates how the Islamic Republic’s treatment of its own citizens remains harsh, arbitrary and profoundly unjust.

“I kept saying that what they were doing was not legal, that it was illegal and even against religious values if I was forced to undress myself in their presence.