Jamileh Darol-Shafaie was arrested after appearing at Ministry of Information’s offices following her summons. Intelligence officers asked her to tell her family to come to the Ministry of Information. After her sister and parents turned up, her sister Banafsheh was arrested. Her parents were also interrogated for several hours. Officers accompanied her parents to their home and searched the premises. Jamileh Darol-Shafaie is a graduate of music school who teaches music. She is also a screenwriter.
Jamileh and Banfsheh's brother, Bahman, runs a prominent Iran blog out of London. The three siblings are second cousins to this blogger.