Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued a 5-year sentence for student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh and banned her for two years from activity on social media.
Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh has received this sentence for participating in the birthday celebration students of Sharif University held for the imprisoned Dervish Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam.
Ms. Hosseinzadeh is charged with “assembly and collusion against national security.”
Student activist Hosseinzadeh was initially arrested during the protests in December 2017-January 2018. She was released on bail after 16 days.
She was arrested again by intelligence agents on July 28, 2019, and transferred to the women’s ward of Evin Prison on August 5, 2019, to serve her 30 months’ prison sentence.
Tehran Province’s Appeals Court upheld the 2.5-year sentence of Leila Hosseinzadeh on June 24, 2019. She was also deprived of leaving the country for two years after serving her sentence.
Leila Hosseinzadeh has a masters of anthropology from Tehran University.