Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran convened on Tuesday, January 6, 2021, examining the charges against political prisoner Forough Taghipour, 25, and her mother, Nassim Jabbari, 58. They were arraigned with the charge of “propaganda against the state.”
The judge presiding the court threatened to level the charge of “Moharebeh (waging war on God)” against Forough Taghipour, presently detained in Qarchak Prison, and her mother, Nassim Jabbari, who is out on bail for the time being. Their lawyer was present during the trial.
Forough Taghipour rejected the charge and did not accept it, saying she was innocent.
Judge Amouzad presiding the trial made threats to summon her interrogator to the court.
Under the clerical regime’s laws, Moharebeh (waging war on God) is punishable with the death penalty. Suspicions are that Amouzad is planning to drive the case in this direction.
Agents of the regime’s Intelligence Ministry arrested Forough Taghipour and her mother, Nassim Jabbari, as well as Zahra Safaei and her daughter, Parastoo Mo’ini on February 24, 2020. Their interrogations ended in mid-April. They were transferred from Ward 209 of Evin to Qarchak Prison.
Ms. Jabbari was released on bail on the eve of the Persian New Year.
These political prisoners have always been under pressure of security and intelligence services in Qarchak. Ordinary inmates hired by the prison’s warden have attacked them several times.
Forough Taghipour contracted the COVID-19 in Qarchak Prison.