Political prisoner Atena Daemi barred from visits

When the family of political prisoner Atena Daemi referred to Evin Prison on Sunday April 7, 2019, for their first visit in the Persian New Year, they were told that their daughter had been banned from having any visits.

The family’s protests went unanswered and they received no explanation.

Political prisoner Atena Daemi, a children’s and civil rights activist was arrested on December 21, 2014, and tried on March 14, 2015, for her civil rights activities charged with “propaganda against the state”, “association and collusion against national security”, “insulting Khamenei” and “covering up the crime’s evidence.” Atena was sentenced to 14 years in prison in a court presided by Judge Moghiseh.

Atena was released from Evin Prison’s women ward on February 15, 2016, her sentence reduced to 7 years in prison, but she was arrested again on November 26, 2016, and transferred to Evin Prison to serve her seven years.

Political prisoner Atena Daemi went on hunger strike from April 8, 2017 till May 31, 2017 to protest the arrest of her sisters and their sentences.

She is suffering from severe nervous headaches. After the hunger strike she is suffering from numbness in her jaw and face and is encountering nervous problems with potentially leading to MS.

In winter of 2017, she and political prisoner Golrokh Iraee were transferred with violence to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin. They resisted the internal exile by going on hunger strike and succeeded in going back to Evin Prison in mid-spring of that year.