Ms. Davand is sentenced to 30 lashes and 65 months in prison for taking part in November 2019 protests
An Iran protester, Ms. Fatemeh Davand was transferred to the Central prison of Urmia on August 6, 2020, to start serving her jail sentence for taking part in the protests in Boukan in November 2019.
Ms. Davand was arrested during the November 2019 protests and sentenced to five years and five months and 30 lashes by the Revolutionary Court of Boukan, in Iranian Kurdistan.
Ms. Davand is 42 years old and has three children.
On February 6, 2020, she was sentenced to five months in prison and 30 lashes on charges of “disrupting public order and calm by participating in riots” and “removing her veil.”
On May 12, 2020, Ms. Davand was tried by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security.” In late June, the court issued a 5-year jail sentence and informed her lawyer.
In total, Fatemeh Davand is sentenced to 5 years and 5 months’ imprisonment and 30 lashes.
After being arrested during the November protests, she was temporarily released on a billion-toman bail from the Central Prison of Urmia on March 25, 2020.
Amnesty International posted a tweet on August 6, saying “Kurdish Iranian woman Fatemeh Davand was imprisoned after an unfair trial which used “confessions” she reportedly made under torture and other ill-treatment to convict her.”
The AI urged Iranian authorities to release Ms. Davand “as she has been imprisoned on the basis of her peacefully exercising her rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and forced “confessions” she reportedly made under torture.”
At least 400 women were among at least 1,500 who were killed during the protests in November 2019 by the Iranian regime’s security and intelligence forces and plainclothes agents. At least another 12,000 were arrested and jailed during the nationwide protests.