Status report on Iranian political prisoners Ronak Rezaei and Nasrin Javadi
Ronak Rezaei was moved to Ahvaz’s infamous Sepidar Prison on Saturday, July 2, 2022. She had spent a month in the IRGC Intelligence detention facility. At Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabai University, Ronak Rezaei is a master’s student studying cultural studies. Farzaneh Zilaii, Ms. Rezaei’s lawyer, claims that among her accusations are “propaganda activities against the state.” Ms. Zilaii asserted that she lacked the authorization to get involved in the case and represent her client.
During protests in Abadan in late May over the collapse of the Metropol Tower, which resulted in the deaths of innocent people, Rezaei was detained. The tragic collapse on May 23, claimed the lives of at least 43 people, including six women.
People in Khuzestan and several other Iranian provinces took to the streets for ten consecutive nights.
Women played a significant role in both anti-government demonstrations and memorial services for those who perished under the Metropolis building’s debris. Many Iranian cities, including Abadan, Khorramshahr, Tehran, Andimeshk, Shahin Shahr, Shiraz, Bushehr, Yazd, Behbahan, Omidiyeh, Sarbandar, Mahshahr, and numerous villages in Khuzestan, were filled with protesters chanting “Death to Khamenei.”Many people were placed under arrest.
The sentence of Nasrin Javadi is transferred to Evin Prison
Labor activist Nasrin Javadi was also transported to Evin Prison to start her five-year sentence on July 2, 2022. She couldn’t stand the conditions in prison because of her advanced age and numerous illnesses, her attorney had informed the court.
In July 2020, she was summoned to the Evin Courthouse’s Implementation of Verdicts Branch.
During the Labor Day protest in Tehran on May 1, 2019, Nasrin Javadi was detained alongside dozens of other protesters. Nearly a month later, she was freed from Qarchak Prison after posting a 100 million Toman bail. “Assembly and collusion against national security” was the accusation leveled against Nasrin Javadi.