The Prosecutor of Bukan turned down the request by Fatemeh Davand to be released with an electronic leg tag.
Fatemeh Davand is serving her sentence in the Central Prison of Urmia and the prison authorities had agreed with her request to be freed with an electronic leg tag.
Mrs. Davand, 42, and mother of three children, was arrested on November 16, 2019, during the protests in her hometown of Bukan against gasoline price hike.
Intelligence agents took her to the detention center of the Department of Intelligence of Urmia where she was interrogated for 20 days. She was subsequently relocated to the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia.
After four months of detention, she was temporarily released in early spring simultaneous with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, on a heavy bail of 1 billion Tomans until her prosecution is completed.
Branch 103 of the Penal Court No. 2 of Bukan tried Fatemeh Davand on February 6, 2020, and sentenced her to five months in prison and 30 lashes for “disrupting public order.”
On May 12, 2020, the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad sentenced her to 5 years in prison for “acting against national security.”
Mrs. Davand reported in to the Central Prison of Urmia on August 6, 2020, to serve 3 years and 9 months.
Fatemeh Davand went on hunger strike on November 12, 2020, protesting the prison authorities’ decision not to grant her leave with an electronic leg tag.
Amnesty International said the incarceration of Ms. Davand took place after an unfair trial based on false confessions extracted from her under torture and other ill-treatment.
Amnesty International urged the regime’s officials to release Ms. Davand, saying she had been imprisoned only for exercising her right to association and gatherings, and because of false confessions extracted from her.