Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee has been sentenced in absentia to another one year in prison.
Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran issued a one-year sentence in absentia for political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee on the charge of “propaganda against the state.”
Amol Prison authorities informed Ms. Iraee as she is being detained in the women’s ward of this prison.
Ms. Iraee has been also punished by getting banned from membership in any political group or party and also banned from leaving the country for two years.
This latest sentence for Ms. Iraee is based on a new case filed against her while she was in detention in Qarchak Prison. She was deprived of having a lawyer from the beginning to the end of this case.
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was reportedly not informed of the court convening to examine her case. But prison authorities claim that she had decided not to attend the trial.
Ms. Iraee’s last trial and defence in this case was held on January 24, 2021, at the 2nd Branch of the Evin Courthouse.
Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee was violently moved out of Qarchak Prison after a raid by 20 prison guards on ward 8 of on December 13, 2020, sent to the IRGC Intelligence Ward 2A in Tehran’s Evin Prison.
She was returned to Qarchak Prison on Sunday, January 24, 2021, told that she could not have a telephone card to call her family. On Sunday night, she was sent to exile in the Prison of Amol, in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. Amol is among cities which has suffered the largest number of COVID-19 casualties during the pandemic.
Throughout her 43-day detention in Ward 2A of Evin Prison, there was no news available on her health and conditions. Evin Prison authorities denied that she was held in Ward 2A and intimidated her family.
Golrokh Iraee and her husband, Arash Sadeqi, were arrested at home on October 24, 2016. Without receiving a written summon, they were taken to Evin Prison. She was sentenced to one year in prison for “propaganda against the state” and five years for “insulting the sanctities” through writing an unpublished story against stoning.
Political prisoner Arash Sadeqi who suffers from cancer is detained in Gohardasht Prison (Rajaishahr) without receiving proper medical treatment. He is serving a 19-year prison term.
After an 81-day hunger strike, Golrokh Iraee was finally released from prison on April 8, 2019, after completing her first sentence, but had to deposit bail for her new prison sentence. Shortly afterwards, Ms. Iraee was rearrested and taken to Qarchak Prison to serve her 3 years and 7 months’ prison term.