Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced student activist Soha Mortezaii to six years in prison. She is charged with “association and collusion against national security.”
Intelligence agents arrested Soha Mortezaii on November 17, 2019, during the November 2019 protests. They interrogated her in Ward 2A of Evin Prison and set a bailbond of 500 million tomans for her.
She protested the bail by going on hunger strike because her family did not afford to pay it. On the tenth day of her hunger strike, prison guards took her to Qarchak Prison in Varamin. She was ended her hunger strike after 22 days on January 12, 2020. She was finally released temporarily on January 22, 2020, until final disposal of her verdict and after depositing 500 million tomans of bail.
The court had convened on September 9, 2020, to examine the charges leveled against student activist Soha Mortezaii.
Soha Mortezaii was the secretary of Tehran University’s Student Council.
She was deprived of continuing her education for Ph.D. in political sciences and international relations. In October 2019, she held a 21-day lone sit-in strike on the campus of Tehran University in front of the central library.
Tehran University authorities pressured Ms. Mortezaii’s mother threatening to take Soha to a psychiatric hospital if she continued her sit-in.
Student activist Soha Mortezaii who has a Master’s degree in anthropology, had also been arrested during the protests in December 2017-January 2018. Also in February 2015, she was arrested along with a number of other student activists of Amir Kabir and Allameh Tabatabii universities in Tehran, when she was detained for two months.