Former political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was once again arrested in the morning of Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was arrested at home by 10 male security forces and taken to an unknown location. The security forces did not show their warrant for arrest.
On June 18, 2019, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran examined a new case filed against Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Atena Daemi for their protest while in detention to the executions of three Kurdish dissidents. The court sentenced them to 1.5 years’ imprisonment for “propaganda against the state” and to 2 years and one-month imprisonment for “insulting the leader (i.e. Ali Khamenei).”
On September 5, 2019, Amir Raissian, lawyer of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, announced that the same verdict had been upheld in the revision stage without being further examined.
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Intelligence on September 6, 2014, along with her husband and two other activists. She served three weeks in the IRGC Intelligence Ward 2A in Evin and subsequently released on September 27, 2014, on an 80-million toman bail for her activities in the Facebook. Then, she was sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment on charges of “insulting the sanctities” and “propaganda against the state.”
On October 24, 2016, her residence was stormed by security forces and she was taken to Evin Prison to serve her sentence. Her husband, Arash Sadeghi went on hunger strike in protest, and after 72 days, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was released on January 3, 2017.
On January 22, 2017, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested again as she was heading to hospital where her imprisoned husband was supposed to be examined.
On January 24, 2018, she and her cell-mate, political prisoner Atena Daemi, were battered and then exiled to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin in violation of the separation of the prisoners’ categories.
Ms. Iraee went on hunger strike on February 3, 2018. After 81 days on hunger strike, coupled with domestic and international support, the mullahs regime had to surrender to her demand and return her and Atena to Evin Prison on May 13, 2018.