Nejat Anvar Hamidi, a political detainee, languishes in an Ahvaz prison. She is at risk of losing her eyesight.
Held in Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz, Nejat Anvar Hamidi, 61, suffers from severe eye disease. Regime authorities arrested her in March 2019 on charges of supporting the MEK (the People’s Mojahedin of Iran).
In addition to suffering from severe eye disease, Nejat Anvar Hamidi continues to experience from chronic headaches – a result of being imprisoned in the 1980s.
She was arrested in 1981 for supporting the MEK and held in the regime’s prisons for more than 2 years. Nejat Anvar Hamidi was eventually released on bail; however, the regime issued a warrant for her arrest and she was re-arrested. Her new sentence was for 5 years.
In March 2019, she was transferred to Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz to serve the rest of her sentence.
Nejat Anvar Hamidi’s husband and daughter were also arrested, interrogated, and threatened. Regime authorities informed the family members that they had no right to legal counsel. They were also told that if they sought counsel anyway, they would be arrested on charges of failing to cooperate with intelligence forces and representing a threat to national security.
Three female civil activists sentenced to 18 years of prison’ imprisonment
In August 2019, three female civil activists were sentenced by a Tehran court to 6 years’ imprisonment. The activists, Shahla Jahan Bin, Giti Pourfazel, and Shahla Entesari, were convicted of “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security” and “distributing anti-regime propaganda.”
In addition to her sentence, Giti Pourfazel, a lawyer and member of the Writers’ Association, was banned from participating in any political parties or groups.
The three activists were transferred to Evin Prison in October 2019.
In November 2019, the three activists were finally released – more than 4 months after their initial arrest – on bail of 500 million Tomans.