Golrokh remains in exile for more than eight months in Amol Prison
Eight months have passed since Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was sent to exile in the Prison of Amol in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.
She is detained among ordinary prisoners and common criminals in violation of the separation of prisoners’ categories.
Golrokh sent a message from prison last July indicating that women are insulted and degraded by prison authorities. In the act of protest, she refused to make any phone calls or go for visitations. In her message, Mrs. Iraee said, “the detainees’ basic rights are offered to them as a privilege accompanied by insults and annoying tone.”
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested for a second time on November 9, 2019. She was arrested at home by ten male security forces and taken to an unknown location. The security forces did not show their warrant for arrest.
On June 18, 2019, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran examined a new case filed against Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Atena Daemi for their protest while in detention for the executions of three Kurdish dissidents. The court sentenced them to 1.5 years imprisonment for “propaganda against the state” and to 2 years and one-month imprisonment for “insulting the leader (i.e., Ali Khamenei).”
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Intelligence on September 6, 2014, and her husband and two other activists. She served three weeks in the IRGC Intelligence Ward 2A in Evin. She was subsequently released on September 27, 2014, on an 80-million toman bail for her activities on Facebook. Then, she was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment on charges of “insulting the sanctities” and “propaganda against the state.”
On October 24, 2016, security forces stormed her residence, and she was taken to Evin Prison to serve her sentence. Her husband, Arash Sadeghi, went on hunger strike in protest, and after 72 days, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was released on January 3, 2017.
On January 22, 2017, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested again as she headed to the hospital where her imprisoned husband was supposed to be examined.
On January 24, 2018, she and her cell-mate, political prisoner Atena Daemi, were battered and then exiled to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin, violating the separation of the prisoners’ categories.
Ms. Iraee went on hunger strike on February 3, 2018. After 81 days on hunger strike, coupled with domestic and international support, the mullahs’ regime had to surrender to her demand and return her and Atena to Evin Prison on May 13, 2018.