Marzieh Amiri sentenced to 10 years in prison, 147 lashes

Marzieh Amiri, a journalist and student activist was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in prison and 147 lashes.

The trial of Marzieh Amiri was held in Tehran on August 13, 2019, presided by the notorious judge, Mohammad Moghiseh. Her sister, Samira Amiri wrote on her personal social media that her sister was sentenced to 147 lashes and 10 and a half years in prison, six years of which can be enforced.

Marzieh Amiri suffered from epileptic seizures at the time of interrogation due to physical and psychological pressures. But Judge Moghiseh has opposed her bail and temporary release for medical treatment.

Marzieh Amiri was among a number of labor activists who had been arrested during their protest demonstration in Tehran on the International Labor Day.

Earlier, Nasrin Javadi (Azam Khezri), a female labor activist who was arrested on International Labor Day in Tehran, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 74 lashes. Ms. Nasrin Javadi is a former employee of the Medical Distribution Company and the retiree of the Social Security Organization, a member of the founding board of the Social Security Retirement Labor Council, and a member of the Free Union of Iran Workers.

Other female labor activists currently in prison include Neda Naji, Atefeh Rangriz, Marzieh Amiri, Anisha Assadollahi, Sanaz Allahyari, Sepideh Qolian, and Asal Mohammadi.

In other news, the hearing on the charges against Parvin Mohammadi, the Vice President of the Free Union of Iran Workers, was held in the Karaj Court on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Ms. Mohammadi was arrested by security forces at a ceremony on the occasion of International Labor Day held in Jahan Nama Park located on Tehran-Karaj Highway on April 26, 2019. Parvin Mohammadi is accused of propaganda against the regime.

Also on Thursday, August 22, 2019, Ms. Shahla Entesari, a women’s rights activist was arrested by security forces. The Ministry of Intelligence agents arrested Ms. Entesari in her private garden in Rasht. The whereabouts of this women’s rights activist are unknown. Ms. Entesari had previously been arrested and released on International Women’s Day in 2017.