MEK Iran: Iranian Women Fighting for Social Justice
On Monday, January 10, the administrators of Evin Prison transported Aliyah Motallebzadeh to Qarchak Prison on the orders of Tehran’s Prosecutor. According to a reliable source, all phones in Evin’s women’s ward were disconnected once the news was announced on Monday afternoon. Aliyeh Motallebzadeh, a women’s rights activist and photographer, is the vice-president of Iran’s Association of Freedom of the Press. On October 11, 2020, she began serving her sentence in Evin Prison.
Aliyah was denied the ability to make phone calls
On November 26, 2016, she was summoned and arrested by the Intelligence Ministry. On December 19, 2016, she was granted conditional freedom after posting a bail of 300 million Toman. In 2017, the Tehran Province Revision Court condemned her to three years in prison. The court charged her with assembling and colluding against national security, as well as propagating anti-government propaganda.
After filing a complaint against detaining detainees in solitary confinement in Evin on April 26, 2021, Aliyah Motallebzadeh was denied the ability to make phone calls. Her bid for parole was denied by the prosecutor. Fariba Assadi, a civil activist, was detained at her house in Tehran on January 2, 2022. She has now been moved to the notorious Qarchak Prison, where she will spend her sentence. She had already been sentenced to one year in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Shahriar.
Leila’s verdict violated sections of the clerical regime’s punishment code
In February 2021, Fariba Assadi and several others were arrested on grounds of “propaganda against the state” and “participation in resistance groups.”She was ordered to report to the 2nd Branch of the Unit for the Execution of Punitive Verdicts at the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Shahr-e Qods on December 12, 2021. On October 2, 2021, the Revolutionary Court of Shahriar sentenced her to a year in prison.
On January 8, 2022, student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh got a directive instructing her to report to the Evin Courthouse’s First Branch of the Unit for the Implementation of Verdicts to begin serving her sentence. She was given five days to complete the task. In December 2021, the 28th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran upheld Leila Hosseinzadeh’s 5-year prison term. Her lawyer, Amir Raisian, stated on Twitter that her verdict violated sections of the clerical regime’s punishment code.
Leila Hosseinzadeh was released from Adelabad Jail in Shiraz on bail of 1.5 billion Tomans on January 2, 2022, due to her intestinal Crohn’s disease, which rendered her physically unsuitable to withstand prison conditions. Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist, was arrested on December 7, 2021, in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province in southern Iran. They transport her to Evin Ward 209 in Tehran after several days of interrogation and torture at a prison camp run by the Shiraz Intelligence Department. On December 23, 2021, they returned her to Shiraz’s Adelabad Prison.
On January 8, 2022, security authorities detained Sheneh Ahmadi, a female Kurdish activist, to begin serving her three-month term.