Detained protester Armita Abbasi victim of torture
One of the lawyers for detained protester Armita Abbasi, Mohammad Esmailbeigi, recently announced in a tweet: “Given our request for a face-to-face meeting, which has not been responded to until this moment, and the lack of time that makes it impossible to adequately defend our client, Ms. Sonia Mohammadi and I declare our resignation from the defense of Ms. Armita Abbasi.”
“Until this moment, I, as Armita’s father, do not know about her charges; her lawyer was not accepted, and they did not agree to release her on bail,” Armita’s father wrote in his diary on Instagram. “How can I provide a fair defense for my dear daughter with all of these deprivations and lack of knowledge?”
When Armita Abbasi was taken to Imam Ali Hospital in Karaj while shaking and bleeding, her name was leaked to social media for the first time. The doctors and medical staff initially thought she had cancer, but after an examination, it was discovered that she had been raped numerous times. She’d shaved her head and was bleeding from the rectum. She was scared. The plainclothes agents accompanying her insisted that the doctors report the rape as having occurred prior to her arrest.
Security agents kidnapped and abducted her before her family could reach the hospital. Armita Abbasi is currently being held in Karaj’s Fardis prison. According to news from this prison, On January 2, these 15 women began a hunger strike in protest of the beatings and prolongation of their detention, as well as the failure of the judiciary to determine their status. Fardis prison authorities revoked the strikers’ right to call and visit in retaliation.
With the resignation of her defense lawyers, detained protester Armita Abbasi’s life is now in jeopardy because the court will be held without the presence of a lawyer.
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