In her twitter account Ensiyeh Daemi posted that her family was banned from meeting her sister Atena in the prison’s visiting hall.
Ensiyeh Daemi posted on October 20, 2019, “In the visiting hall, they stamped our hands. This is a routine we have to go through whenever we go for a visit. Then we went to the hall where we can meet in person. Suddenly, a guard brought a letter from the warden indicating that we could not meet in person, without mentioning any reasons. We were shocked. We asked why but did not get anywhere. So, we went for a cabin visit. Unaware of the ban, Atena had cooked lunch. Even Atena could not get an answer. We talked and we did not reach any conclusions as to why this ban had been imposed, except that Atena was a thorn in their eye.”
Political prisoner Atena Daemi, a children and civil rights activist, was arrested on December 21, 2014, for her peaceful activities. She was tried on March 14, 2015, and charged among others with “propaganda against the state”, “association and collusion against national security”, and “insulting Khamenei.” Atena was sentenced to 14 years in prison in a court presided by Judge Mohammad Moghiseh, a member of the Death Commissions in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Atena’s sentence was subsequently commuted to seven years which she has been serving since 2016. Just recently, she was sentenced to another 3 years and seven months in prison for protesting execution of Kurdish activists.
In another development on October 15, 2019, Jaka Ismailpour, was arrested along with her husband and two other men, in Bukan, in West Azerbaijan Province. She was transferred to the city of Urmia by security forces.
A Christian woman, Rokhsareh (Mahrokh) Ghanbari, 61, reported in to Kachouii Prison in Karaj to serve her one year in prison.
Women’s rights activist and news photographer, Aliyeh Motallebzadeh, was sentenced to three years in prison by the revision court. Aliyeh Motallebzadeh is the Vice President of the Association for the Defense of the Press.
Motallebzadeh was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence on November 26, 2016, and held in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin Prison where she was interrogated for 25 days.
Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued a three-year prison sentence for Aliyeh Motallebzadeh, on the charge of association and collusion to commit crimes against national security.
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