Golrokh Iraee and Atena Daemi each have been sentenced to 3 years and 7 months’ imprisonment.
Golrokh Iraee and Atena Daemi have received the new sentences because of a new case filed against them during their time in prison for expressing their protest to the executions of three Kurdish political prisoners.
The trial of Golrokh Iraee and Atena Daemi had been held on June 18, 2019, at the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, for just two hours which is barely enough for the defense to present their case in any trial.
They have been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the state” by sending open letters out of prison, and to 2 years and 1 month for “insulting the leader (Ali Khamenei).”
Other charges levelled against the two civil rights activists were causing disruption in the prison’s order by resisting an inspection and singing protest anthems on the day that the three Kurdish political prisoners were executed.
Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee had been just released on April 8, 2019, after serving her sentence. She had been imprisoned since October 24, 2016, for writing an unpublished book on the cruel punishment of stoning.
Atena Daemi, who is currently serving five years for her civil activities, was arrested on October 21, 2014. She began serving her sentence in December 2016 in Evin Prison.