Amnesty International has once again called for the “immediate and unconditional release” of human rights activist Athena Daemi.
The international organization stated that Athena had been subjected to various human rights violations in Iranian prisons. “Illegal and arbitrary detention, torture, and other cruel and inhuman treatment and unjust imprisonment” are some of the situations Athena has faced during the many years she has spent in prison.
Amnesty International also stated that Athena Daemi, a human rights activist, was “unjustly imprisoned for “condemning human rights abuses in Iran.”
“She should not have spent a day in prison,” the organization said of the years Athena had spent in permanent prison.
Atena Daemi, 32, began serving her five-year sentence in November 2016 in the women’s ward of Evin Prison.
In 2018, Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced her to another jail sentence of 2 years and one month. Again, in July 2020, she received another sentence of 2 years and 74 lashes.