Farzaneh Ansarifar faces a fabricated case and trumped-up charges examined in the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr.
The brother of Ms. Ansarifar, Farzad, was killed during the November 2019 uprising.
Security forces of Behbahan arrested Farzaneh Ansarifar during a peaceful protest on July 16, 2020. She spent nine days in detention in the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz. The judicial authorities have kept her case open to intimidate and terrorize her.
On the case fabricated against her, Ms. Ansarifar posted in her account: “The authorities did not send us written summons and the court did not convene. We had not committed any crime. They arrested me in a place far from the place of the protest. Every month, they summon me or send me a summon. Now, they have put into action the threat they made several days ago. They sent my case to the Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr to rule on a crime I have not committed. Is this justice?”
In another part, she wrote: “They killed my brother, set fire to my house and car, and put me in jail for nine days in the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz for the crime I had not committed.”
Farzaneh Ansarifar is accused of “insulting the (supreme) leader,” “propaganda against the state,” “inciting public opinion,” and “interviewing with foreign media.”
On the death of his brother, Ms. Ansarifar had previously declared: “Farzad was shot in the back on November 16, 2019. Farzad used to work all the time. He was a worker and wanted to help our father, who was maimed in the war… So long as I live, I seek justice for the unjust killing of my brother. For what crime did you kill him?”
In a more recent post, Farzaneh Ansarifar wrote: “The month of Moharram for us is intertwined with the names of the martyrs of the bloody November of 2019.”